Why are bananas yellow?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtjVDK0ySvc

    It's really just the "skin" or "peel" of the banana that turns yellow.

    The following is taken from Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana#Ripening

    "The vivid yellow color consumers normally associate with supermarket bananas is, in fact, caused by the artificial ripening process."

    "Ripening bananas fluoresce a bright blue color when exposed to ultraviolet light. This property is attributed to the degradation of chlorophyll, leading to the accumulation of a fluorescent product in the skin of the fruit. The chlorophyll breakdown product is stabilized by a propionate ester group. Banana-plant leaves also fluoresce in the same way. Green bananas do not fluoresce. The fluorescence allows animals which can see light in the ultraviolet spectrum to more easily detect ripened bananas or may add protection against ultraviolet exposure, like a sunscreen, allowing the fruit to remain fresh longer."

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Most Helpful Girl

  • ok, ill tell you.

    now bananas are usually green when they're babies, and they hang out in bunches on trees as you know. When they become teenagers, the male bananas pick on the female bananas. The female bananas get REALLY angry, and just as hulk turns green, bananas turn yellow. Then the female bananas poison the male bananas and the male bananas become yellow as well.

    Therefore, all the teenage bananas are yellow and they remain so until adulthood, where they are taken and sold in a supermarket near u.

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What Guys Said 15

  • Well they start out as green, and then ripening process is due biochemical reactions that eventually turn the green pigmentation yellow. Until they eventually get spotted and brown if you don't eat them soon enough. lol

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  • Hey I am the dam way god made me so leave me be !

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  • For the same reason leaves turn yellow in the fall: carotenoids. Yellow bananas have particular carotenoids called xanthophylls such as lutein, but carotenoids come in a wide variety of shades in the yellow to orange range.

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  • Lol radiation... haven't you ever heard of yellow cake uranium?
    Fun fact bananas are the most irradiated food in the world.

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  • Because... Aliens.

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  • Why you gotta judge the banana... smfh.

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  • @justbanANNAz will tell you ;)

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  • becuase they are green and ripen

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  • because clowns have big feet.

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  • They are also green.

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  • Why is the sky blue?

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  • because roses are red.
    Read twice you will understand,

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  • actually green.

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  • Why are there two different colors of grapes?

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  • They secretly want to be caucasian

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What Girls Said 8

  • https://www.quora.com/Why-are-bananas-yellow google answers many questions

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  • Bananas are jaune

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  • They are green and black as well..😒.. Are you being. Racist? 😒😒😒

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  • Cause if they were orange they wouldn't be a banana.

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  • There are green ones too.

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  • Why sky is blue?

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    • A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light. When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colours because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight.

    • But... The sky is not blue. 😛 it just looks blue. 😁

  • Haha :p

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