Bananas are easy to eat, great to cook with, and have a mellow, creamy flavor that still suggests tropical sun.
In Season: The banana's peak season is January through April, but the fruit is available year-round in supermarkets.
What to Look For: Choose plump, evenly colored yellow bananas flecked with tiny brown specks (a sign of ripeness). Avoid those with blemishes, which usually indicate bruising.
How to Store: Ripe bananas can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. The peel will turn brown but the flesh will remain unchanged.
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