Which end do you open a banana from?


15th June 2022

YOU may have heard the idea that humans have been opening bananas the wrong way round for ages.

Every now and then, the news that monkeys open their bananas with the stalk facing down does the rounds.

Itโ€™s much easier to pinch open the black end to get to the yummy goodness. But a YouGov poll of 3,189 adults suggests old habits die hard. It found that 76% of people still open it from the stalk end, while only 11% copied the monkeys for the easy way in.

The rest werenโ€™t sure or thought bananas were gross! How do you eat yours?

Which end do you open a banana from?


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lottielou · 2 weeks ago

First comment! Stalk.

squeezjoos · 1 week ago

Comment 2
From the stalk but I might change now. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’

luckywolf · 1 week ago

I open it from the stalk as well. To me, it seems satisfying. No idea why though.

lig · 1 week ago

I always open a banana by the black bit, but the rest of my family opens theirs by the stalk.

foxesrock1 · 1 week ago

I actually do both ways ... it just depends what kind of mood I'm in.

mistywater · 1 week ago

If I was to open a banana, I would open it from the stalk end, I thought that was the easier way. I don't even really like bananas but no I will have to eat one and try opening it from the black end.

reuike · 1 week ago

I love to eat bananas, so recently Iโ€™ve started eating them from the other end.

marthajja · 1 week ago

Stalk as its so hard the other way

sunnysmilz · 1 week ago

The black end is just so much easier. Itโ€™s the obvious choice

mangogirl1 · 1 week ago

Iโ€™ve always opened them from the stalk ๐ŸŒ

yiyuans · 1 week ago

Me too!

max1234 · 1 week ago

The black end, because when you open from the stalk, sometimes you press too hard, and it turns into banana mash. Deeelicious

vladmir · 1 week ago

from the stalk !!!
second comment

stingray1 · 1 week ago

From the stalk!

flamingo27 · 1 week ago

I open it from the stalk as it is easier and I normally don't eat the black end so there would be no point!

ivansp2011 · 1 week ago

It is harder from the black end, so I would stay with the stalk.

mistywater · 1 week ago

It's not the obvious choice to open it from the black end, clearly most people go with the stalk end, look at the poll.

mistywater · 1 week ago

๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ

t1gg3r16 · 1 week ago

Stalk it's easier you have something to grip onto

anonymous8 · 1 week ago

I open my bananas from the end with the stalk because it is easier to get the banana out of the peel.

mrbabyyoda · 6 days ago

From the stalk definitely!!! But as it is so interesting that itโ€™s apparently easier to open it from the bottom I will try it!!

tiger.star · 6 days ago

From the stalk but since I read this in the newspaper I'm going to start opening them from the black end.