A Banana peel? Sounds weird, right? But actually, it’s not! Banana is probably one of the most common fruits found in Nigeria and that is also probably why we don’t really relish it as much. The flesh of the banana is rich in many nutrients and carbohydrates. It is high in vitamins B6, B12, magnesium, and potassium. The sugar content is the highest when the banana peel turns black (wonder why ants are always at your bin when you eat a banana). Before throwing the banana peel into the bin read this post to know its benefits. It will give you amazing results.
1. TENDERIZED MEAT
If you’re worried about your meat drying out while it cooks, try adding a ripe banana peel to the pan. It should keep your meat juicy.
2. SPARKLING TEETH
The potassium in banana peels is thought to help whiten your teeth. Choose a banana that looks just ripe, which is when the potassium levels are optimal. Open it from the bottom end upward, then rub the inside of the peel against your teeth until they’re completely coated in banana paste. Apply for at least two minutes, and leave the paste for about ten. When you’re done, brush your teeth with toothpaste to remove the residue.
3. RELIEVES INSECT BITES
Banana peels can help relieve bug bites. It won’t remove the oils that cause the itching but it’ll soothe the bite or rash altogether.
4. POLISH SHOES
Rub a banana peel on shoes, leather, and silver articles to make them shine instantly.
5. REDUCES ACNE
Just massage banana peels on your face and body for 5 minutes every day to cure pimples. The results should be visible within a week. Keep applying the peels till the acne disappears.
6. UV PROTECTION
The banana peel helps in protecting the eyes from the harmful UV rays. Make sure you leave the peel under the sun before rubbing the banana peel on your eyes. It is also proven to reduce the risk of cataracts.