You might throw all your bananas together for a banana cake when they go off, but if youd prefer your bananas solo, youll need to know when theyre the perfect ripeness.
There seems to be a lot of different preferences when it comes to eating the yellow stuff.
Because the internet is the place where things go to be debated, an online discussion broke out about the perfect time to eat it.
A picture showing the 15 stages of a banana has now gone viral after a fitness page shared it on their Instagram.
The account, Fitness meals, who have 2.3 million followers, labelled all the bananas on a scale of one to 15, one being under-ripe and 15 being most.
They then asked their followers what they would choose and no one could decide on the same number.
Majority of the people did agree between eight and 10. Six and seven, which were inbetween ripeness and overripeness were also popular choices.
Those who voted really low or really high said they wouldnt eat it directly but might put it in a smoothie.
One poor soul said they were forced to eat it. I like mine at an eight or nine and for smoothies at a 10/11. My great-grandmother used to force us to eat them at a 15 and tell us that was when they were at their sweetest, no granny no!
Other agreed with the older the better: Id pick 15, because more potassium deposits and its sweetness is at its peak.
The number was appreciated by another user who said: If youre cooking or baking with them you want as close to 15 as possible.
Another spoke from an athletic point of view, saying: 10 – 11 digests easier during a marathon, quicker energy release, does not sit hard on the stomach.