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No waste: What do we do with the banana peels?

A banana is always a good choice for a morning meal, a brunch, or after an intense workout. But what do we do with the banana peel?

Bananas are always a great choice for any meal of the day, it tastes sweet and is rich in nutrients. But what do we do when we consume the inside and it’s time to discard the peel?

Useful information

The banana peel contains high levels of vitamins B6 and B12, potassium, magnesium fiber, and protein. The flesh of a medium banana contains 12% of the fiber, 17% of vitamin C, 20% of vitamin B6, 12% of potassium and 8% of magnesium of the recommended daily intake. Some of these are also contained in the skin of bananas.

Uses of banana peel

It may be fibrous and bitter, but it becomes a wonderful treat if used as food. Banana can be fried or even cooked. The result will be just as delicious! 

Here are some great recipe ideas:

Wonderful and rich fertilizer

Due to the high potassium content, we can make homemade, fertilizer for our plants. All we need is to mash banana peels. Place 1 teaspoon (teaspoon or tablespoon) of banana pulp in each pot. Depending on the size of the pot, add a corresponding amount, mix with the soil and add a little water. The plant will come back to life in record time.

Stops itching

Many times the bite of an insect like mosquitoes itch is very annoying. If we want to treat it naturally, we can rub the area with the inside of the peel. So simple yet so eco-friendly.

Shoe and silver polishing

Leather shoes and silverware have a very good friend, banana peel. Why? When shoes are dirty or silverware has a dull appearance it is unsightly. How do you clean them naturally? Naturally with the inside of the banana peel.

Face Piling

The best and most organic tip: homemade face wash, absolutely pure product. How do we make it? Mash the peel of a banana, place it in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and mix. Ready in less than 5 minutes. 

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