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View Poll Results: I like bananas
I don't eat bananas
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I pass people who eat bananas when I ride.
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I like bananas

Old 09-16-21, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Only when perfectly ripe. Otherwise, hard pass.
Ah, but what is "perfectly ripe"? For some, it's a hint of green at both ends. For others, it's solid yellow. Or a sprinkle of tiny brown spots, maybe? Then there's my friend, who likes them with big, brown blotches (ew).
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I like to eat 2 bananas a day as my midmorning snack to keep me going until lunchtime at work. Not on a ride though. I never learned to ride no handed.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ah, but what is "perfectly ripe"? For some, it's a hint of green at both ends. For others, it's solid yellow. Or a sprinkle of tiny brown spots, maybe? Then there's my friend, who likes them with big, brown blotches (ew).
perfectly ripe is when the banana has some slight green the night before, & when you're sleeping, it goes full ripe. Then, by the time you wake up, it has turned beyond ripe, with a bunch of dark spots & fruit flies are starting a family on it.
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I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile sort of ruined them for me. Those oversized things stores sell have no real flavor compared to real banana's picked fresh.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ah, but what is "perfectly ripe"? For some, it's a hint of green at both ends. For others, it's solid yellow. Or a sprinkle of tiny brown spots, maybe? Then there's my friend, who likes them with big, brown blotches (ew).
I don't care what's perfect for others.
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Used to eat them nanners like a fiend in my 30s. Was required on every ride. Many years later, the really spike my blood sugar then minutes later drops like a rock. So if I eat one, I am committed to continuing to eat them or something similar. So now I eat very few unless accompanied with other foods. I like them but they don’t reciprocate. Bummer
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Used to eat them nanners like a fiend in my 30s. Was required on every ride. Many years later, the really spike my blood sugar then minutes later drops like a rock. So if I eat one, I am committed to continuing to eat them or something similar. So now I eat very few unless accompanied with other foods. I like them but they don’t reciprocate. Bummer

It's not my least favorite fruit (papaya), but it's definitely way down on my list. Too starchy and mushy for my tastes. I like fruits with juice and texture.

Papaya smells like vomit. I've been told durian is worse, but I don't really care to get close enough to try it or smell it.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
The question is: which end do you peel from?
It is un-American to peel bananas differently than I do. Besides, here's an article from Sheldon Brown citing outdated technology and unpublished studies that says you shouldn't peel them the way you do!
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Old 09-16-21, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
I don't care what's perfect for others.
Yeah, but I was asking you. What's "perfectly ripe?"
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Old 09-16-21, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
perfectly ripe is when the banana has some slight green the night before, & when you're sleeping, it goes full ripe. Then, by the time you wake up, it has turned beyond ripe, with a bunch of dark spots & fruit flies are starting a family on it.
When it comes to a small "perfectly ripe" window, I think that avocados are the worst, though I'm getting better at the game.
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
It is un-American to peel bananas differently than I do. Besides, here's an article from Sheldon Brown citing outdated technology and unpublished studies that says you shouldn't peel them the way you do!

Sheldon really isn't keeping up with stuff like he used to. (/ducks)
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yeah, but I was asking you. What's "perfectly ripe?"
Turgid, with a supple mouthfeel and a firmness that gently yields to the teeth and tongue, with a tartness that lingers on the breath like a lover's whispering kiss.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
the question is: Which end do you peel from?
lol
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Turgid, with a supple mouthfeel and a firmness that gently yields to the teeth and tongue, with a tartness that lingers on the breath like a lover's whispering kiss.
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Topped off 3 hours riding last night with dinner and a cider. Rewarded by a cramp so bad I about fell out of bed. At work we always have fruit. Every.......single.....banana.........so green you can't even peel one. The one day I could use one. Go figure.
I forget which Century ride but most of the bananas were kelly green. There was a huge donation to a shelter the next day.

I do eat them a mellow shade of brown - very sweet but very soft!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
When it comes to a small "perfectly ripe" window, I think that avocados are the worst, though I'm getting better at the game.
I did once eat an avocado like a squeegee.
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I had a banana for breakfast! Who else had one today?
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I had a banana for breakfast! Who else had one today?
Afternoon snack.
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I like to put slices of banana on peanut butter instead of using jam. I've even learned how to slice a banana BEFORE peeling it.

Another nice thing is to slice a banana and put it into a blender with milk. Makes a nice refreshing drink.

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Bananas and peanut butter, yes! I think Elvis liked mayo on his banana and peanut butter sandwiches. Never tried it.
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I like to put slices of banana on peanut butter instead of using jam. I've even learned how to slice a banana BEFORE peeling it.

Another nice thing is to slice a banana and put it into a blender with milk. Makes a nice refreshing drink.

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I slice mine over Cheerios!

My dad use to mash his into hot oatmeal.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile sort of ruined them for me. Those oversized things stores sell have no real flavor compared to real banana's picked fresh.

Absolutely!

Freshly picked Hawaiian apple bananas are amazing.



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DATE has 94% more potassium than banana - date has 696mg of potassium per 100 grams and banana has 358mg of potassium.


^^^ https://www.soupersage.com/compare-n...anana-vs-dates ^^^


Almond or Peanut butter on my Dates and Bananas with Curry Powder and Black Pepper
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