Bananas, like most fruits and vegetables, go through different colors as they grow and ripen.
Green bananas are the most unripened, although some people prefer them this way. Yellow bananas are the classic ripe bananas that we all know. But after they’ve been yellow for a while bananas begin to turn black.
Green and yellow bananas are safe to eat, but what about black? Are black bananas safe to eat?
Absolutely! Although depending on your personal tastes, you might not want to.
As bananas continue to ripen, the sugar within the fruit becomes concentrated and they become very sweet. This makes black bananas better for cooking with than eating raw. Black bananas are great for adding natural sweetness to muffins and cakes.
Also, the texture of over-ripe black bananas is unappealing to some people. When bananas get to that stage, they become mushy and some people find that to be off-putting.