Bananas are amazingly sweet with firm and creamy flesh. They are available all year around and are wrapped in their own yellow jackets normally thrown away without much knowledge of its enormous benefit. Yes, we all have thrown away the best part of banana, no doubt.
Banana peels are one of its best parts – but we often toss it in the trash. That’s right, they are completely wholesome and really good for you.
Business Insider, has revealed that in some countries including India, people have been eating banana peels, and benefiting from their nutritional benefits, for decades.
This may sound repellent and strange to many factoring in the fact that banana skins are thick, fibrous, and bitter and probably discouraging.
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They aren’t just the kind of thing you would want to munch even though it’s flesh is soft and sweet. But we can do a lot with those skins without eating them raw.
They can be blended into smoothies, they can be fried, baked, and boiled. And yes! You can do all these with those skins.
Wondering why in the world you should not trash those banana peels next time you have the fruit?
Well, shockingly, San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores told LiveScience the reason. According to the nutritionist, banana skins are packed with nutrients. They contain high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as magnesium and potassium. It also contains some fiber and protein.
A 2011 study also proved that banana peels could purify drinking water. Therefore we ought to rush into it and start eating banana peels for an extra nutritional boost.
More importantly, don’t forget to wash banana skins thoroughly as most of them are contaminated while some are added life-threatening chemicals to make them ripe faster than normal.
But if you are not up for swallowing down peels, you can make use of them differently.
You can convert them into banana vinegar, roast meat atop the peel to keep it moist and tender, and soak them in water. The outcome of this is used in keeping plants healthy and strong.
Or instead, find out more things you can change them into by searching the web.