I am Carmen Banana and I've come to say, Bananas -- like men -- have to ripen in a certain way. When they are flecked with brown(gray) and have a golden(silver) hue, Bananas taste the best and are the best for you. You can put 'em in a salad, you can bake them in a pie-eye, Anyway you eat them, it's impossible to beat them. For bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator. So you should never put bananas in the re-frigerator. No, no, no!