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How to Choose The Right Banana for Any Recipe

April/May 2018 Issue
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To get the best flavor in any recipe that calls for ripe bananas, such as Old-School Banana Cream Pie, use these guidelines to ensure that you choose the right ripeness.

Underripe

• Stir-fries
• Stews
Curries
Substitute for plantains
• Deep-fried

Barely Ripe

• Stews
Curries
• Casseroles
Deep-fried

Ripe

Fruit salads
Fruit tart toppings
• Rice or bread puddings
• Roasted

Very Ripe

Cheesecakes
• Trifles
• Fillings for French toast, crêpes, or sandwiches
• Broiled, grilled, or flambéed whole

Overripe

Smoothies
Quick breads
Pancakes or waffles
• Daiquiris or other cocktails

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