Bananas grow in bunches. The top of the banana is actually what most people consider the bottom because bananas grow upward while the stems face down. When you peel a banana the traditional way, you go against the grain of the fruit, causing the strings to remain on the fruit. You can avoid this problem by taking a cue from monkeys. These animals pinch the end opposite from the stem and peel the skin back.

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Take a yellow banana in your hand. Locate the stem portion and the opposite end. Position the stem so that it’s away from you.

Make a cut in the end of the banana that’s closest to you with a knife, or use your fingernail to start the peeling process. Peel each section down toward the stem.

Watch as the strings tend to adhere to the skin rather than to the fruit.