Banana Ganesh

     Posted By: Paul - Mon May 24, 2021
     Category: Animals | Art | Statues and Monuments | Food | Religion | Bananas

It took them 75 days but it was ok because the bananas were green? I’ve never met a banana that would stay green for 75 days.
Posted by ges on 05/24/21 at 03:30 PM
The handling of bananas is weird. After harvesting, they're kept cool to prevent them from ripening during transport, and then ethylene gas and warmth are used to shove them into a rapid ripening stage just before delivery to the store.

I can easily see them being held in cold storage for six weeks between harvest and use. Maybe the seventy-five days included building the infrastructure before they started layering the bananas on?

The only important thing I know about bananas (or apples, pears, etc.) is that when I buy Oreos, my kitchen doesn't get filled with fruit flies.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/24/21 at 08:51 PM
I guess if you forget the ethylene gas, you can keep your bananas green long enough to built the statue. I once saw a documentary about Amazon natives who delivered bananas in canoe, and it took them three or four weeks. When they arrived, the bananas were too ripe for the supermarket but still looked yellow, and they were used in a baby food plant. Fortunately, there is plenty of babies in India.
Posted by Yudith on 05/26/21 at 05:42 AM
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