Yes, we have no bananas

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/17/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
OK so how do you get your bananas to ripen when you need them????  I only eat bananas that are ripe so they are soft, but if I wait 2 seconds to long, they are brown.  Having nasty muscle cramps and tingling in my hands---I know my potassium is low.  Gotta eat the monkey fruit, but I can't get them the way I like.  The store ones are still a little green so I have to wait to eat them, then I end up tossing them because I miss the "good to eat" period.  Any ideas other than making sure they hang instead of lying on the counter???  Can you force them to ripen like you do peaches?  Can you keep them from browning someway?
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, stable with Pentasa, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, only on B12 and vitamin supplements now
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/17/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually potatoes have more potassium in them then bannanas
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rhdeckar
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   Posted 8/17/2007 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
You can put them in a brown paper sack to ripen in a day or two. I don't know if I'm making this up but have maybe heard to try sticking it in the microwave for 10-30 seconds? It's worth a try!

Rhonda

Started having issues in '92; lived with it until October '05 when I had a constant low grade fever for 3 months. CT scan showed Ulcerative Colitis. Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and upper GI November '05 gave diagnosis of Crohn's and GERD. I have ulcers from my mouth to my bottom and have had fissures/fistulas. Tried Prednisone, Azasan, Asacol and others with no improvement. Started Remicade infusions February 2006. Doing better but still don't feel 100%.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/17/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
MMM....thanks I did not realize that! I am going to the store now and get banana and more potatoes. Maybe that's why I was craving frenhc fries this last week!?!?!?!
Thanks Rhonda...I may give that micro hint a try
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, stable with Pentasa, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, only on B12 and vitamin supplements now
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


karendee
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   Posted 8/17/2007 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   

you can also freeze bananas when they start to get brown. then make bread with them :)

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also taking Multivitamins, B Vitamis, Biotin, and Extra Folic Acid. (might add more when I do more research)


rhdeckar
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   Posted 8/17/2007 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Searched the web -

Why would you want overripened bananas? One, they're sweeter, and two, very ripe bananas make the best banana bread! If you want to ripen your bananas in a hurry, there are a couple ways to do so.

1.) Put them in a brown paper bag for a couple days. To speed the process, add an apple to the bag.

2.)Use the microwave. Pierce the skin of the banana in a few spots, then heat on high for 1-2 minutes with the skin on.

Also, if you find yourself with too many bananas, put them in the freezer, skin and all. To thaw them out, just leave them on the counter at room temperature.

Rhonda

Started having issues in '92; lived with it until October '05 when I had a constant low grade fever for 3 months. CT scan showed Ulcerative Colitis. Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and upper GI November '05 gave diagnosis of Crohn's and GERD. I have ulcers from my mouth to my bottom and have had fissures/fistulas. Tried Prednisone, Azasan, Asacol and others with no improvement. Started Remicade infusions February 2006. Doing better but still don't feel 100%.


rhdeckar
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   Posted 8/17/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
This website is about all fruits and says to pierce all the way into the banana. I hate green bananas and like them to soften up so I am definately going to try this soon - http://www.baking911.com/pantry/fruit_purees.htm

Speed-ripen bananas in the microwave. Pierce with a fork on outside in a few places making sure you reach the banana. Then, microwave whole, in peel for 1 1/2 minutes on high.

Rhonda

Started having issues in '92; lived with it until October '05 when I had a constant low grade fever for 3 months. CT scan showed Ulcerative Colitis. Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and upper GI November '05 gave diagnosis of Crohn's and GERD. I have ulcers from my mouth to my bottom and have had fissures/fistulas. Tried Prednisone, Azasan, Asacol and others with no improvement. Started Remicade infusions February 2006. Doing better but still don't feel 100%.


momoftwoangels
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   Posted 8/17/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I have heard somewhere that you can put them in the fridge (once they are ripe) and they will not turn brown so fast.... I'm not positive though.... I'm not a big banana eater. Good Luck,
Heather
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
 
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/17/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I just love frech fries with a bit of jerk seasoning on them and a mound of katsup and bbq sause
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/17/2007 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
OK MMM, now I am craving fries again. I'm going to cave in and make some homemade salt and garlic fries tonight. Yes, the tummy hurts, but the will power is weak :-) Maybe I'll just pan fry some slices without the oil.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, stable with Pentasa, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, only on B12 and vitamin supplements now
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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