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.