What are Del Monte CRT® Bananas? Del Monte’s proprietary Controlled Ripening Technology (CRT®) extends the green and yellow life of bananas, ultimately delaying ripening and extending the shelf life by 3 days. The technology helps reduce waste in store and at home (you won’t have your bananas get over-ripe as quickly) and produces a better looking banana with less bruising and a brighter yellow color.

You will also notice that Del Monte® bananas packed in CRT® bags might taste slightly sweeter and creamier than your traditional bananas!

Is there anything added to the bananas to keep them yellow longer? Nothing is added to the bananas. Del Monte CRT® bananas are 100% fresh and preservative and additive free. It is all in the packaging! They are ripened just like traditional Del Monte® premium bananas, but the special technology in the bag helps control the way the banana breathes as it ripens.


  • It’s a traditional banana (with the same great nutritional qualities) in a different package!
  • Very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium
  • Very good source of vitamin B6
  • Good source of dietary fiber, vitamin c, potassium, and manganese

Tips for Selection:

  • CRT® Tips:
  • If you want to keep your bananas longer, keep the CRT® bag tightly sealed. You can take one out to eat and then reseal the rest of the bunch. They will ripen at a normal rate once removed from the bag. (Try taking a few out to eat now and keeping a few in the bag for the rest of the week!)
  • Do you notice a little more moisture in the bag than usual? Don’t worry! It’s just part of the natural respiration of the fruit.

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