If you have a bunch of bananas at home, do just one thing: Separate them. Fruits and veggies emit ethylene gas into the air. Ethylene is a natural, odorless gas that speeds up the ripening process. When you have a bunch of bananas together, you create a supercharged vortex of ripening gas that can make the bananas (and whatever produce is near them) ripen faster. Simply breaking them apart reduces the concentration of gas and can help add a day of freshness to your bananas and other delectable fruits and veggies.
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