Banana experiment

Dear internet,

Since we are all scientists now, I performed an experiment to try to get the bananas to ripen sooner. I put half of the bunch in a paper bag with a slice of stale bread for two days and the other half sat next to the raisin bran.

bananas ripening on shelf
The shelf bananas
Bunch of bananas after two days in a brown bag
Brown bag bananas

What do you think?

Not much of a difference. Bananas are harvested green, they probably usually spend weeks in storage, but now they are moving through the supply chain so fast, we have to ripen them at home. So the old paper bag trick doesn’t really work.

Really makes me wonder what all those people buying hatchlings are thinking.