The main guideline when choosing bananas is the color of their peel. High-quality bananas have a peel of even golden-yellow color. On the surface of the peel, there may be characteristic individual dark spots. In such bananas, the beneficial substances are present in the highest possible concentration. Bananas with gray peel are also beneficial. The fruits acquire this shade as a result of cooling during transportation.
In the market, you may encounter ribbed, unripe banana fruits. Such bananas are unlikely to please you with their taste qualities. A ripe fruit is smooth, and its ribbing is very weakly expressed.
If you need to buy bananas for later, it's better to choose fruits with yellow and yellow-green skin without dark spots. Such fruits can be stored in regular room conditions. Storing bananas in the refrigerator is not recommended.
Bananas keep better if they're not detached from the bunch. Therefore, it's better to buy a whole branch rather than single fruits. If you bought a branch of bananas and would like to keep them longer, wrap the cut on the branch with plastic wrap or a bag. You will be surprised that after that the bananas will stay fresh longer.