The banana is a delicious and simple fruit and is the most popular tropical fruit. Inside a yellow peel is a sweet, white fruit.
Select plump, firm bananas with no soft spots. Give yellow-green bananas a couple of days to ripen at room temperature. For quicker ripening, place bananes in a brown paper bag in a warm, dry area but not in direct sunlight. Ripened bananas (yellow with some spots) can be refrigerated for a couple of days. The peel will brown, but the banana will retain its flavor.
Just peel and enjoy or use in recipes. If using bananas in salad, toss sliced bananas in pineapple juice to prevent browning.