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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Aliquandro
Glad you were able to learn more about bananas!
The sopadillo sounds delicious! Yet another new thing I learned. Thanks!
Columbia University professor Nicola Twilley recently took her graduate architecture students on a field trip to Banana Distributors of New York, on Drake Street in the Bronx. Distributor Paul Rosenblatt shared some fun facts with the class: For example, the energy coming off a box of ripening bananas "could heat a small apartment," and the warehouse rotates thousands of pounds of bananas through 22 different rooms that are all pumped with different levels of ethylene. On top of that, different buyers request bananas at different phases of the seven-level "ripeness chart" that shifts from "all green" to "all yellow with brown flecks"—Fairway, for instance, likes them greener than bodegas. And there are some fun pictures of bananas being lifted with forklifts!