Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Bananas in Montreal Are Cheap This Week, But They're All Green

Don't know what's up, bananas are relatively cheap--49 or 59 cents a pound in my neighborhood--but they're all green.

Now, you can tell me that they will ripen. I know that, but just like there is nothing wrong with a banana that has a few brown spots on its skin, try telling that to picky eaters.

What an amazing thing, though: to have fruit from so far away in the middle of the winter. Should I feel guilty buying them? Perhaps, but the fact that they're green means they came by boat, which reduces the carbon footprint for their transport considerably. This Guardian blog even suggests they may be the ultimate low carbon fruit.

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