Instead of throwing away plantains when they are overripe and start to rot, an easy way to preserve them for about 5 months is by freezing them.

How to freeze bananas

Advantages Of Freezing Bananas



  • Freezing does not reduce the nutritional value of bananas.
  • It allows you to consume bananas regardless of the season.
  • It is an easy process.
  • You can save money by buying bananas in bulk when they are cheap.


Method 


1. Remove the banana peel


This improves the quality of the frozen bananas and makes it easier for you to use your bananas later.

It's okay if you decide to freeze unpeeled bananas but know that the skin will turn black. They are still edible, though!
Unpeeled bananas can stay frozen for about 2 to 3 months.

2. Wrap each banana with aluminium foil or plastic wrap


3. Place the wrapped bananas in a plastic container or in sealable plastic bags


4. Put them into the freezer. Done! 


When you are ready to use your bananas all you need to do is to take them out of your freezer and defrost them.

Things To Note


1. If you freeze an unpeeled banana, you can still use it as long as it is white on the inside.
Also, if you freeze an unpeeled banana, don't use it if it has become dark in colour

2. If you freeze the bananas unpeeled, they may be slimy when you take off the peels. They are safe to use as long as they smell okay and are not dark in colour.