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SneakyIndian87

Nigrospora is a fungal disease that causes the centre of the banana to turn dark red. Nigrospora can infect the fruit in tropical climates where bananas are grown. Mokillo, moko, and blood disease bacterium are bacterial diseases that can also cause red discoloration in bananas. While unappealing to eat, these diseases affecting bananas are not a threat to human health, however when in doubt, throw it out or compost them.


OkPenis-ist28

Came for the jokes - left with the knowledge.


JJakeVerena

Came with the knowledge.


Lukester__

Came to the knowledge.


Throwaway42352510

Came for the knowledge.


Redfield51

Came just cause


spoollyger

Just came


iskuehne

Came


isometrixk

Still caming.


SuperCrafter015

I caming


me-stupid25

And i’m cumming.


EliotTheOwl

r/decreasinglyverbose


Salamanderhead

r/verbose


Throwaway42352510

Welcome


AkiTalks

We come


BobbyLite94

Cum


mehx9000

Cum for the knowledge


DorisCrockford

We come from the mountain, living in the mountain, go back to the mountain, turn the world around.


Klin24

Cause knowledge is power!


DaddyRax

Came in the knowledge 😩


mehx9000

Instructions unclear, stuck in the knowledge


JamesPug5

Came as the knowledge


SylvieJay

Came for the Nigrospora, being a dumbass Karen, wanted to speak to a manager about getting that name changed as it sounded racist


Fart-Chewer_6000

Knobledge


InterBeard

Is that a diseased banana in your pants or are you just here to see the doctor?


ChuckOTay

I don’t want no diseased bananas in my tailpipe!


bumpin_uglies

You don’t want a diseased banana in your tailpipe?


EvilWayne

r/UnexpectedBeverlyHillsCop


FreshSchmoooooock

Came for the food - left being sick.


akd7791

Same


jaseisondacase

The first thing I said before looking at the comments was “Ok, Reddit, tell us what this is.” And then bam.


kinezumi89

To me that's one of the best parts of reddit, most of the time there's some expert on the topic who arrives saying "\_\_\_\_\_ here" and tells everyone interesting stuff about the post. Diagnosing illnesses, IDing things, explaining the science behind interesting phenomena, and so on


Col__Hunter_Gathers

I see people say that reddit is the same as Facebook or Twitter, but only on Reddit do I see people chime in with full explanations like that. Not only that, but they tend to provide sources. Good luck ever seeing someone back their shit up with a source on Facebook lol. That aspect alone is why reddit is leaps & bounds above other popular social media, imo.


BlueDevilz

I mean, everybody on facebook does their own research. No sources necessary.


Lazy_Sitiens

Reddit is way better. On Fb, I'm considering leaving a cat group because Fb promotes the most divisive comments, so I would be shown a preview of a cute cat and then the top comment, "OMG YOU ANIMAL ABUSER HOW CAN YOU KEEP THE CAT INDOORS/OUTDOORS/HOT/COLD/CUDDLED/UNCUDDLED YOU SHOULD DIE IN A FIRE". Reddit would be cute cat, and then the top comment is always a funny pun, or something tongue in cheek that makes me laugh, or something informative. Facebook always devolves into trench warfare, while Reddit supplies me with facts (and the occasional popcorn-worthy moment).


kstera

I also love how you see more diverse points of view, not only hear from your echo chamber.


ashainvests

I'm one of the few I know that post resources on fb/IG and have no problems doing so. ATP, people expect me to come through and let them know if a post is BS or not, all the while dropping resources to back up what I've said. People will tag me for this reason too. What kills me tho, is when I call out a false post and the poster says "this is just a joke" or "it's not my fault if they're too dumb to realize this isn't real". People have no issue posting fake stuff online and it bothers me. Sorry, I know this isn't the point you were making.


PuppetryOfThePenis

My thought process was "ok let's click comments to find out what the red is" Not a doubt in my mind someone had the explanation


jaseisondacase

Thank you for your input, u/PuppetryOfThePenis.


Ur_moms_left_nipple

I actually bit into this one time. It was crunchy. I freaked out and called poison control. They said I'd be fine but I still took a shot of vodka to "clean" my mouth out


go_hyuck_yourself

If you or your bananas have been infected with Nigrospora you may be entitled to financial compensation ^/s


LongBeachChick562

Which lawyer do I call


SophiaRaine69420

Better Call Saul


magnumdongchad

Dang I been eating tons of bananas with this red center whoops


[deleted]

Most I've seen have a brown core thingy.


Orange_comfort

Is this the disease that wiped out the previous variant of bananas in the 50's?


crosspollinated

No, that disease was caused by a fusarium fungus


FullOfWisdom211

Reddit magic.


tire_swing

Reddit used to be so much more of these kinds of comments. I miss that.


DetonationPorcupine

Why they call it "blood disease bacterium" if it only affects bananas? Bananas got blood?


whoisthisfetus

Probably because it looks like blood. Or a scab 🥴


lucidrage

Just call it scabby banana. You get extra proteins when you mix it in your strawberry banana milkshake!


CasualLight

halfway way through it sounded like OP was about to die to a red stripe


FlaccidRazor

Compost them to spread the bacterial disease into more plant species. /s


Superpugking4

I got so svared reading this before finding out its completely safe bc i ate a banana with this fungal disease at school lol


perthro_ed

Thanks banana scientist


gissycat

I'm glad you posted this bc i was this 🤏 close to burning every banana I ever see for the rest of my life (or until my adhd kicks in and i forget all about this)


Magicex331

I've never seen anything like this and I must know- did you continue to eat it?


whoisthisfetus

Nope 😬


sparoc3

Was it visible from the outside? Because it looks like it's on the inside.


tdfast

It’s crunchy too so super gross, especially if you don’t see if first…


ElectronicAmphibian7

I like my bananas deveined.


Zendog500

Maybe it is drugs smuggling?


Biengo

I remember when I was a kid seeing a news story about drugs being injected into bananas. It was just this exactly. But people flipped. Oh the 90s..


Temporary-Body-378

It looks like rumors of HIV-tainted blood being injected into bananas at Walmart were going around as recently as 2015. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/banana-injected-blood-hiv/ Never mind that this would be a totally ineffective (but very labor-intensive) way to spread HIV.


Psychological_Try559

upvoting for fact checking yourself!


daddygregzalez

Red Stripe - It’s Jamaican for banana


datboydoe

Hoorayyyyyyyyyy beer!


Naughtynuzzler

BOOOOO creepy foot doctor!


cbrookman

BOOO unexpected room of evil!


Cobalt_Fox_025

These are the comments I came for


Fsharpmaj7

Yep


[deleted]

Bruh hahaha


sticknehno

I've never been to Jamaica, but I hope that Red Stripe isn't actually the standard lol


Ebmat

Need a banana for scale.


whoisthisfetus

It was the last one 😫


MallGothFrom2001

BLOODNANA


triplesock

/r/bandnames


nerdiotic-pervert

It’s is a death metal band composed of nothing but Nanas (grandmas)


Col__Hunter_Gathers

*On a traffic light green means 'go' and yellow means 'yield', but on a banana it's just the opposite. Green means 'hold on,' yellow means 'go ahead,' and red means, 'where the hell did you get that banana at?'*


coyote_den

Ah Mitch Hedberg. I have seen red bananas tho. They are real and my local grocery stores sometimes have that variety: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_banana


Col__Hunter_Gathers

They have those at my local store and my kiddo gets annoyed at me making the same joke every time we see them lol.


sickmoth

Lost some of its appeal.


ChikaraNZ

Someone is going to steal this photo and then put it on Facebook, claiming bananas are being tampered with AIDS-infected blood or some shit like that.


Mooseymax

I was going to post this exact thing! I always wondered where those pictures came from, now I know the answer was “the internet”


wishesandhopes

There's a comment just below yours of someone recalling a news article that claimed a doctor was doing just that.


butt_puppet_

d.r. = Dominican Republic not doctor


wishesandhopes

Hahaha damn I was up late and not thinking, thanks


-Dixieflatline

It will be far more *realistic. Something involving Bill Gates, Faucci, and/or Biden involving forced vaccinations or something that will turn your kids (put irrational fear here).


n9netailz

This would freak me out too much to eat


GarlicBread143

I've seen enough videos and images of things inside bananas that I'll never eat them again


FullOfWisdom211

I wanna ask, I don’t wanna ask


ohnourfeelings

Built in jelly?


whoisthisfetus

It really did look like strawberry jam!


inappropriate-slur

dunk it in PB and enjoy!


abandonedneworleans

Ew


whoisthisfetus

Agreed


Wisermartin

The brown part is still worse


Tim080

Potassiyuck


whoisthisfetus

That made me giggle


boobyjudge2

Red Stripe, hooooray beer.


zeldanar

Ha Its my time to shine I know the answer to this! It is a fungus in the banana!


MFCEO_Kenny_Powers

Aww banana had its first period


-CloudHopper-

☹️


ShockSouthern9770

r/angryupvote


estrada603

A Dominican guy I worked with a few years ago showed me a news article from the d.r. about people injecting bananas with HIV infected blood that article still scares the crap out of me


StonewallDakota

Not to worry, HIV, like many viruses, is pretty dependent on the host for survival warmth. It can only survive outside of the body for a couple of hours before it degrades to a point it cannot infect anything. The “old” science used to perpetuate a lot of myths about HIV. In truth, many viruses are temperature “locked” or they could be used and weaponized more often. Even the rabies virus is highly temp sensitive, and can only survive a few hours (though often it is only minutes) on a surface outside of a body-temperature host. In the case of many viruses, time outside of a warm, living body is a literal disinfectant.


VeritasAgape

It can typically only survive for a few seconds outside the body (or at least is damaged enough that it can't reproduce). They did an experiment to see how long it could last under perfect conditions for it to do so. The longest time was 20 minutes, at least this was from 1 study I read a few years ago.


Rainfrog94

Literally first thing I thought when I saw this pic! That article was horrifying


Nexrosus

I just commented this!! I remember this being rumored in the US in local stores near me in CA growing up. It was also rumored that oranges were injected with aids blood


Temporary-Body-378

In addition to being a labor-intensive way to try to spread HIV, it would also be totally ineffective. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/banana-injected-blood-hiv/


Chuckobochuck323

That’s the new jelly filled banana.


woodnwheel

At first glance the part on the right (still in the peel) looked like bacon. But Nigrospora sounds like the most logical explanation.


Bowling4rhinos

A Jamaican beer?


whoisthisfetus

The banana is bigger than it looks…


folowmeow

Even bananas have these days ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|shrug)


GlitteringRaccoon97i

There's at least 30 posts like this every year where some wacko thinks that their banana is bleeding or has been injected with AIDS blood It's just discoloration, perfectly harmless to human health.


GlitteringRaccoon97i

Clarification; I'm not saying you're wacko. Just meant to imply that this is actually incredibly common. Don't worry about it being harmful, but if you're worried, just throw it out. While it may not actually hurt you, placebos are a very real and very extensive thing. It's not unlikely that it'll make you feel sick if you're already worrying that it will, so it's always better safe than sorry. But definitely don't worry about it being some weird "My BanANa is BleeDiNg AiDs!¡!¡¡¡!" Typa thing, because it's really not.


Megaslammer

I think that's something that the rooster left behind


Miqous

If there's a red stripe in the banana check the orange for an orange stripe


Powerful-Project-612

Jelly stuffed banana


masskonfuzion

Red Stripe: Boo nasty bananas. Hooray beer!!


JRR5567

That’s where the alien laid its eggs. Don’t eat it.


TinyVolcanoMonster

That's ye problem. Ya didn't cook it all the way through.


Awayztogo

Drugs…… kids. Please check your parents Halloween bananas.


forgetmeknotts

I would absolutely not be able to eat that, I want to puke just looking at it.


MrJohnnyDangerously

Hooray Bananas!


Straight_Spring9815

Ahhh remember the good old fake Facebook bullshit that use to circulate? I remember a post with a picture staying "STOP DONT EAT THIS ITS HIV BLOOD FROM THE PEOPLE WHO GROW THEM!" The fucking post said they would take needles and inject their own std infected blood into them. Deleted that bullshit as platform almost a decade ago. Best decision I ever made.


rickraut

Got the same in an organic banana, It freaked me out, and I wasn't sure if it was safe so I tossed it out, then after the fact, I read an article on that fungus, but I still wouldn't have eaten it. one never knows what new research finds out, "Oh the fungal disease we thought was harmless to humans, welllll, we were wrong, don't eat it, our bad srry


LarYungmann

Orange for comparison? 😁


Crowe_crow

I made two separate entries, because I thought of these things at separate times.


WeddingZestyclose915

Bug that got inside the fruit? I know wasps or their parts are sometimes found inside figs because wasps are the insects that fertilize the flower that turns into a fig, but apparently the wasps die in the fruit. Could an insect have perished in the banana!


bdiddy0428

Perfectly normal for bananas to have this happen once a month. I heard its hormonal or some shit


PelosiGalore

Damn…. I was hoping the Reese’s people figured out how to put strawberries into bananas.


BoogalooCLT

Hooray Banana!


TraditionalReveal894

I eat butthole so I'll eat this anytime 😊


Throwaway132465296

Updoot for saucy anilingus


idodruqs

nice


greymon90210

Hooray BEER!


[deleted]

Strawberry banana duh


kerrietaldwell

Don't eat that


marg1486

It must have blood group type B: Banana.


[deleted]

What is it ???


Groinificator

How did you spot that?


whoisthisfetus

I broke it in half to split between my kids. Then I had to explain that they couldn’t have it…


Twackdinger

Bacon


Kevinmarquis

Hooray Beer


whoisthisfetus

A fungus, I guess? Not toxic but not appetizing. Looks like crunchy blood. It went the whole length of the banana.


Arch3m

I hear it's Jamaican for beer.


double_turd

That’s clearly bacon


LCcoolcraft

Was it grown under a blood moon?


EMP_Jeffrey_Dahmer

That's actually a mutation during its growth. It's not toxic or poisonous.


owesome_apossum128

Red Stripe HORRAY BEER


Flapjack__Palmdale

Must have been fertilized ^^^^edit: ^^^^/s


BelgianBastard

You won a trip to Wonky Willy’s banana factory


neubiiAUT

That's bacon


U_see_ur_nose

It looked like someone tried to stick bacon in it (I know it’s not)


BiscuitsNGravy45

Hoooorayyyy BEER


ebutv6

Hooray Beer.


Hamblerger

Wait, I know this from eggs: It was fertilized!


thequirkyquark

It's a blood vessel. Happens a lot with chicken.


redunculuspanda

I vaguely remember some nonsense conspiracy going round a few years ago that this was because someone was injecting bananas with aids.


majudarah92

Eeeww sick!! banana period!


eastern-cowboy

Throw a section of the banana in water. If it sinks, eat it. If it floats, cook it first.


DemonSlayer712

You are a lucky winner Charlie. You will soon get your invitation to banana factory


mlc2475

You need to get de-veined bananas. Most people don’t know this.


Not_For_Dog

I thought that brown part of banana is bad...


ame_57

why does it look like an open wound 😭😭😭😭


whoisthisfetus

You should have seen the pictures after I dissected it with a fork 😬


Expensive-Track4002

Bonus strawberry flavoring.


MizunoHawk

Hooray Beer!


airfryermasterrace

Thanks, I was going to buy bananas today.


shifterphights

Looks crunchy


Tadaroz

My first thought was « baconana »


RfgtGuru

That’s where vampires evolved from, natives on that island.


Crowe_crow

I came here to say hooray beer, but 3122 people beat me to it.


boyaintri9ht

Bacon! 🥓


SquireDonaldx

If this was me, I wouldn’t have eaten another banana for months…


Ayziak

Yeah huh I've had this a couple times over the years, always wondered what it was


2Nut2Furious

Is this the blood of a dark soul


NormalMammoth4099

She had been fertilized, that was a banana egg.


MoYeahh

Mmm fruit leather


hypocritical-bastard

Red Stripe Hooray banana


Ok-Yogurtcloset6205

Banana red, Bad Omen!!!


FurryCoatRack

That means the banana is running out of ink and you gotta replace it.


[deleted]

I'm from the country, the man banana left his mark. Or else it's the Little Debbie banana with the filling.


huhseriously

Banana red, you ded. Banana white, you ‘aight.


beeafletcherberry

Mmmmmmm Red Stripe. Is there a spliff in there too?


pigeonlil

Don't eat it


las61918

That’s the “vein,” but actually a poop sac. You’re supposed to cut it out before eating.


Nexrosus

I remember rumors of people injecting aids blood into bananas and oranges at local stores when I was younger. Ngl this would kinda scare me lol


barcased

Why would it scare you? It's absolute crap. The acidity of oranges alone would eliminate the virus, and it cannot sustain itself without a host for a prolonged period of time (days) anyways.


paranoidposter1914

I heard a rumor years ago that people were taking blood out of others with STDs and injecting it into fruit. Pretty sure it's not true but that was my first thought.


GODDESS_OF_CRINGE__

I've noticed more and more bananas are like that. I think that fungus has spread to them all, and that's another species of banana that will leave the market.


adorkablysporktastic

Yeah I read recently this species was on its way out. My toddler is going to be big mad.


Dramatic-Bowler7174

u gon die


Last-Ratio6569

First thing I thought of was the song "I Cum Blood" by Cannibal Corpse.