Can a Banana be Politically Correct?

Category: Moral Question of the Week, Weekly Columns

Banana - Sex Ed - KidsIt’s time our Moral Question of the Week took on something hard! The other day my wife threw out, what appeared to me, perfectly good bananas. She said because they were covered with brown spots she believed that they were no longer good. She said doctors say there’s too much sugar in them at that point. I always thought that the slightly brown-patched bananas were actually better and tastier. What do you think?

  • Debra Usher

    My dear husband, do you know that monkeys won’t touch bananas that look like the ones that I threw in the garbage the other day?!?! Even they know that!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @debrausher:disqus- my dear wife, you couldn’t possibly be implying that I have less intelligence than a monkey, could you?

  • Debra Usher

    Well, if the shoe fits….

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @debrausher:disqus – you mean IF the banana fits…

  • jack43

    Puree them and use them for banana bread and banana cake. Just don’t try to put a condom on them

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      That’s MY thinking too @jack43:disqus – but @debrausher:disqus simply THROWS THEM AWAY!

  • http://www.thismamacooks.com/ Anne-Marie Nichols

    Freeze them and use them later for baking, pancakes, on your oatmeal, in a smoothie, etc. You can easily defrost them in the microwave by zapping them on high for about 30 seconds.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      We do that @AnneMarie_Nichols:disqus – if I can get to them BEFORE my wife throws them away! Even if they’ve TOUCHED the trash, she won’t allow me to pull them out and THEN unpeel them and freeze them! Ugh!

      • http://GrowMap.com Gail Gardner

        As long as the peelings are intact that wouldn’t matter. A few germs won’t hurt healthy people. Those who try to keep everything sterilized aren’t healthy. I could elaborate on that if you’re interested.

        • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

          Please do @GrowMap:disqus

  • http://www.thismamacooks.com/ Anne-Marie Nichols

    Do you have a dog? They LOVE bananas!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @AnneMarie_Nichols:disqus – we have THREE dogs and freezing them is a great thing to do – heck, they taste good just as snacks when they’re frozen. Just HAVE to remember to peel and cut them FIRST! Lol…

  • http://www.livinglearninglovinglife.com/ Amanda

    As long as they’re still firm, they’re still good. I don’t judge a banana by it’s spots. (Why do I feel as if I’m mixing metaphors?) I found this interesting article about it, and it doesn’t say anything about not eating spotted bananas. I’ve never read that anywhere else, either. http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/eating-banana-brown-spots-bad-you-21984.html

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Thank you THANK YOU @4LBookBlogger:disqus – take THAT, wife!

  • http://www.rightmixmarketing.com Tom Treanor

    Bruce – I’ve heard that the ones with brown spots are healthier than the yellow (or green) ones. I’d toss the one pictured in this post though..

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Thx @rightmix:disqus – my wife disagrees…Grrrr!

  • http://GrowMap.com Gail Gardner

    WHAT???!!! If they’re firm, but spotted they’re fine to eat just the way they are. If they are getting soft they are great to use in milkshakes and banana bread. You can use them in bread even if they’re mushy.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Please @GrowMap:disqus – tell that to my wife @debrausher:disqus !!!!

  • David Weber

    I prefer bananas with a little brownspotting. I had never heard about the increased sugar content. If a banana gets overripe it can be used for baking into breads/muffins.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @disqus_dU5ulU60s7:disqus – we all seem to agree EXCEPT for my wife @debrausher:disqus!!!