After months of hypothesizing, discussion, and healthy debate between my husband and me, I decided to conduct a (semi-)scientific experiment that would answer the following question once and for all: Do organic bananas stay fresher longer than conventional bananas?
I give you The Great Banana Experiment of 2012.
I know. You’ve been struggling with this question yourself. Perhaps it has cost you sleep. Perhaps your marriage. You’re dying to know the answer. Well, I’m here to help. With photos.
It all started when I switched over to organic bananas. My husband claimed they lasted longer. He believed this was due to the plastic wrap that the banana-growing people bind around the top of the bundle.
Weirdly enough, someone (it may have been me) brought this up at a dinner we were having with some friends. One thing led to another, and somehow I was convinced to do this crazy mad experiment. So here are my results, in pictures:
After all this rigmarole, I have to admit it was kind of hard to tell which lasted longer. I think maybe the organic bananas were a LITTLE less ripe on day 7. I don’t know. As you can probably tell, I lost interest.
So there you have it. A week’s worth of effort for this. Utterly amazing.