10 shocking facts about grocery stores

7. Bananas have ripened chemically.

If your grocery store is not near a banana farm or plantation (and, most likely, it is not), you can be sure that the fruits were harvested long before they reached you, and they were far from yellow. The scientific process allows banana farmers to pick fruit, while it is still very green, to suspend the ripening process and then resume it just before the fruit is presented to consumers.