Banana peels are so useful and beneficial that you may not know. Rich in vitamins B6, B12, and potassium and contains antibiotic properties. Also, there are many other uses. Check out!
Banana peel contains antibiotic, antifungal and enzymatic properties. Also, it is full in vitamins B6, B12, potassium and magnesium.
If you live in America, you are probably tossing the banana peels into your trash. However, many people in other countries (as India)are taking advantages of their nutritional benefits for centuries.
Even though a banana’s flesh is sweet and soft, the skin is fibrous, thick, and a little bitter. To consume the peel, because as we all can assume, it is not very edible, you may either blend it into various smoothies, or bake, boil, or fry them for about 10 minutes. This way you will make the peel easier to digest and chew because the heat will break down the skin’s fiber and will loosen up the tough texture.
Bananas are the most popular fresh fruits in the USA. The average American consume 11.4 pounds of bananas. Therefore, we believe the most of you are having bananas at home right now. So, next time when you eat banana do not throw away the peel because it can be of great help in your house. Read why:
1. Brighten up houseplants
Do you have dusty or dingy leaves on your houseplants? If so, don’t even bother to mist them with water that will just spread all the dirt around. Instead, wipe down every leaf with the inside part of the peel. It will eliminate all the grease on the surface and replace it with a gleaming shine.
2. Polish shoes
Banana peel is a great alternative to shoe polish. Just rub the shoes with the inside part of the peel. Then, buff your shoes with some soft cloth. The shoe polish contains potassium and bananas are full of potassium. Your shoes will last longer because the natural oils from banana soak into the leather.