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How To Store Half A Banana

To store half a banana cut the banana before you peel it. The peel protects the banana from exposure to oxygen which prevents it from turning brown too quickly. The protect the cut end dip it in lemon juice, the acid slows down browning.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 53 kcal


  • 1 portion banana
  • 1 portion fruit juice Anything acidic


How To Store Half A Banana

  • Get a sharp knife and cut the banana in half before you peel it. A banana’s best protection against oxygen is its own skin. You want to keep as much of the skin intact as possible
  • Dip the cut end of the banana into an acidic liquid (fruit juice). Acids slow down oxidation and so can prevent the exposed bit from browning too quickly
  • Wrap the cut end with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent any direct contact with oxygen
  • You can store the banana at room temperature or in the fridge. If the banana is ripe, it’ll last 1-2 days at room temperature or 3-4 days in the refrigerator

How To Freeze Half A Banana

  • I always recommend peeling the banana before you freeze it because trying to peel a frozen or thawed banana is a certified nightmare!
  • You might also consider cutting the banana into pieces because most recipes that call for frozen bananas usually require it to be chopped up
  • Sprinkle, spray, or brush the banana with some fruit juice (lemon, orange, or lime) in order to stop them from turning brown. The acidity of the fruit juice slows down any oxidation
  • If you’ve kept the banana intact rather than cutting it into pieces, wrap the banana in plastic wrap to add a layer of protection
  • If you’ve cut the banana into pieces then lay them out of a baking tray and flash freeze them. To flash freeze, place the banana in the freezer for 2-3 hours.
  • After 2-3 hours the banana will be mostly frozen and you can transfer the pieces to a Ziploc bag or airtight container. Flash freezing ensures that the pieces will not stick together. This makes it easier to pick out however many pieces you need whenever you need them


Calories: 53kcal
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