Have you ever returned home from work and spotted something that made you question the sanity of your significant other?

I was starving when I got home from work yesterday so I headed to the kitchen for a snack. I walked over to where the fruit bowl is and grabbed a pear... I didn't really grab a pear - I reached in the cupboard above the fruit and grabbed some cookies.

For a split second, I did consider the healthy option though. In that brief moment I noticed aluminium foil on the bananas. What? Why?


When my wife got home, I asked her to explain: She said it keeps the bananas fresh longer - she said she saw it on Pinterest. I laughed and told her that she can't believe everything she sees on Pinterest.

I was still curious this morning so I hopped on Google.

She was right. She's always right.

Here's what lifehacker.com says, "Bananas, like many fruits, release ethylene gas naturally, which controls enzymatic browning and ripening of not just itself, but other fruits nearby. Much of that offgassing takes place at the stem—or the crown—of the banana. By wrapping the crown of a bunch, you slow down the ripening process a bit."

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