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How to ripen tomato's quickly

 
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nishikaj



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:56 pm    Post subject: How to ripen tomato's quickly Reply with quote

If you have green tomato's and want to ripe it quickly then place a ripen banana in a zip lock bag along with the green tomato's then the tomato's will ripen quickly.
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Dude111



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats quite interesting,thank you for the tip and welcome ashore our site Smile
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Listen_To_Vinyl



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd be better off using a paper bag. Moisture given off by the fruit will cause it to rot if it's kept in a plastic bag. Enough of the moisture will escape through the paper to keep that from happening. You can use the banana for speeding up the ripening of other bananas as well.
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tanblue



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using the paper bag method as well for making grilled tomatoes. They taste absolutely delicious. I am going to try baked tomatoes with this method next.

To enhance the flavoring, I sometimes add some salt or even lemon.
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DaphneT



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is interesting. Does this work with other fruits? Normally i keep the banana in fridge if i do not want it to ripe so quickly.
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some, but not all, fruits naturally produce ethylene - apples, avocados, bananas, melons, peaches, pears and tomatoes - which is a "ripening" agent.

putting those fruits in an 'enclosed' but not 'sealed' atmosphere can speed up the ripening process.

http://www.catalyticgenerators.com/whatisethylene.html
has a general discussion on the topic.
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Dude111



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaphneT wrote:
this is interesting. Does this work with other fruits? Normally i keep the banana in fridge if i do not want it to ripe so quickly.

I reckon it would,i dont see any reason why it wouldnt (If it works with Bananas it should work with all fruit,etc that ripens)
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