How do you open a banana?

Well, the end of summer is nearly here which means that soon my little ones will be headed back to school and I’ll actually have more time to post! I’ll have to get up earlier to deal with that whole get-them-off-to-school-early thing, but that’s ok. My kids eat breakfast pretty well and one of their favorite things is bananas.

Now, I’m not a fan of the mushy banana, unless I’m making banana bread. I prefer mine almost green thank you very much, but sometimes they can be hard to open and you end up having to break out the knife or worse, your teeth. Blech!

I stumbled across this great little video this morning and I was intrigued! In retropect, it makes sense…a banana is essentially a seedpod and seedpods open from the end, not from the part that is attached from the tree.

So, how do you open a banana?


  1. I have now learned something new for today – I think I will run downstairs and try this now.

  2. I did as well! It was remarkable how easy it was!

  3. Monkeys are geniuses! Heck, I bet it would take an infinite amount of Shakespeares with an infinite amount of bananas to figure that out!

  4. I used to hate bananas, I only recently forced myself to try and like them. One main reason I've always wanted to like bananas is because they look so fun to peel, the perfect self contained snack. Now that I've grown to like them, the novelty of the peel has worn off. I embrace this new method as a way to keep bananas exciting for a relatively new fan.

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