This is what these Little Strings on Bananas are for

Remove the yellow skin from a banana and there they are, haunting you. They run vertically along the fruit, demanding to be removed with precision. They hang lifelessly from the flesh of ripe bananas, but cling mercilessly to less ripe ones. They are never wanted anyway. We’re talking about those annoying white strings on bananas, or more technically, “phloem bundles.”

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