Have you ever gone to grab a piece of fruit for breakfast but all of the bananas in your house are hard and green? Or maybe you had an appetite for an avocado but they were all hard as a rock? If you have fruit that you want to use now that’s too far from ripening, try using apples to help them along! Apples emit a natural gas called ethylene, which helps to speed up the ripening process. You can use apples to help ripen fruits and veggies such as bananas, avocados, kiwis, peaches, pears, tomatoes and more. To ripen those stubborn fruits, place the unripe fruit in a paper bag with an apple and allow them to sit overnight. The apples start to work right away—and you’ll be snacking on those bananas in no time!