I’m sure we’ve all zested some orange peel before.
And a few years ago, I learned that you can eat the kiwi peel.
But banana peel?!
Is this a joke?
People in other countries, including Brazil and India, have been eating the banana peel for years.
Not only are the peels edible — they’re also good for you. Banana peels are a great source of insoluble fibre, helping to support healthy bowels.
Business Insider posted an article about banana peels, and offered suggestions on how to eat them:
“To eat the peel, you can either blend it into smoothies or fry, bake, or boil them for at least 10 minutes. Heat breaks down the skin’s fiber and loosens up that tough texture, making the peel easier to chew and digest.”
Still not sold? Here are a few other ways to make use of the peels, courtesy of Natural Living Ideas:
Feed your plants! Add some banana peel to a bucket of water and let the mixture sit for a few days. Then use it to water your planets. The added nutrients from the banana will keep your plants growing strong.
Make salad dressing! You can make banana vinegar from the peels and use it for salads and veggies.
For meat! In a roasting pan, place meat on top of a ripe banana peel. The peel will keep the meat moist and tender as it cooks.
So? Will you try eating banana peel? Let me know in the comments below!