When I opened my fridge and saw the overly ripe banana, just about I wanted to throw it away, my friend stopped me. “Don’t you know you can make a smoothie using this banana?”
I was stunned.
Yeah, too often I tend to buy too much fruits, including banana, kiwi or papaya. They get overly ripe before I finish them. Now, with food prices climbing higher, it is more costly (and irresponsible too) to toss these fruit into thrash bin.
Here are few tips to handle overly ripe fruit from my friend:
- As fruit ripens, its natural flavors deepen, flesh feels softer and taste sweeter. So, peel these about-to-spoil fruit like bananas, peaches, melons, plums or kiwis. Place them in freezer bag. When you are ready to make a smoothie for snack, you can just take them all. These fruit may taste less sweet, but since overly ripe fruit is already extra sweet, your smoothie will still taste good.
- As for orange, you can cut them and store them in the freezer bag too to save it as a cool treat on a hot day.
- Apples can be stewed and served with cinnamon or used in muffins.
- Grapes can be frozen and enjoyed later as a cold snack.
- Some people use these overly fruit to make ice cream or sauce.
How about you, what do you do with overly ripe fruit?
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