You Should Never Store Bananas In The Fridge. Here's Why

Bananas are fairly versatile fruits. that can add zing to your morning bowl of oats or provide much-needed texture to your smoothies. What's more, as per Eat This, Not That!, bananas are great for your health and can provide you with the energy you need to get through a busy day, reduce the bloating you've found yourself struggling with often, and even help prevent cancer. According to Spoon University, bananas generally contain somewhere around 100 calories and have good levels of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and fiber.

What's interesting to note that is a banana tastes much better if it's riper. Why? Well, as The Verge explains, a ripe banana is sweeter than its less ripe counterparts. But no matter how you like eating your bananas – ripe, green, or overripe – there are good and bad ways to store them. In case you've been wondering what's the best way to store them, here's some help. First, avoid popping them in the fridge. Wondering why that is such a no-no? Read on to know more.

Bananas don't ripen properly in the fridge

There may have been times when you would have popped a banana into your refrigerator with the rest of your fruit stash, thinking it's harmless and a good way to prolong the longevity of your fruits. Well, turns out, this isn't a great idea at all. Bananas need warmer temperatures in order to turn ripe (via Love Food.) In case you're wondering about the exact temperature estimate, think somewhere near 59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. However, this is obviously interrupted when you choose to store bananas in the refrigerator. They may also become black. 

Even if you choose to take the banana out of the fridge later and keep them at room temperature, they may not able to get back to the ripening process, according to My Recipes. The best way to combat is this to opt for green bananas and let them sit at room temperature for a while and eat them once they're nice and yellow. Just avoid the fridge if you don't want to end up with black, unripe fruit.