What you see: A very black or dark banana.
What it is: Just a very, very ripe banana.
Eat or toss? Eat! Super dark bananas are great for baking breads or freezing for later use (mmm..smoothies).
Super brown, basically black bananas look, well, off-putting. But as long as you don’t see mold or ooze, they’re safe to eat, and they’re ideal for baking.
Or, peel and pop them in a bag in the freezer. Once you’ve accumulated several, blend them with whatever other yummy things you might have on hand (Nutella? Peanut butter? Yogurt?) for a delicious (and healthy!) frozen dessert. Starting to get hungry? Check out our post on frozen banana ice cream.