Brits throw away 1.4m edible bananas every day according to figures released in 2017 from Wrap, the government’s waste advisory body. The figures from Wrap found that 30 per cent of consumers will throw away a banana if it has minor bruising or a black mark. If the banana is green anywhere on the skin, 13 per cent will throw the fruit away.
But bananas that are “damaged” or overripe can be used for other things such as baking, or in salads and smoothies. So instead of throwing away your bananas, try one of our delicious recipes…
Upside down banana caramel cake
Flora Shedden’s has married two classics – the banana cake and and pineapple upside down cake – to create a sticky, sweet and gloriously indulgent bake.