I know the feeling, bananas look so good, you sometimes can’t help but eat one before it turns fully yellow. I mean who wants to wait for them to get ripe? A couple of days feels like years.
It pains me to say this, but it’s actually pretty unhealthy to eat a green banana. Why? Let’s talk about tannins for a second. Tannins are particles that bind protein and other compounds in your body. This is something unripe bananas are really high in.
Excess tannins can slow down your digestive process, resulting in constipation. This is all the more reason to wait those few extra days for the banana to get ripe. This way, there will be fewer uncomfortable moments on the toilet.