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3 reasons why you should never throw away a banana peel

2024-02-21T04:31:01.991Z

Highlights: 3 reasons why you should never throw away a banana peel. 3 reasonsWhy you shouldn't just throw away the peel of a banana. Bananas are a delicious and nutrient-dense fruit, but their peels also have amazing uses in the home, garden, and even personal care. Crush the banana peels and mix them into the soil around your plants as fertilizer. They slowly release nutrients such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium, which promote growth and improve soil quality. Banana peels can also act as a snail repellent by placing them around sensitive plants.



As of: February 21, 2024, 5:20 a.m

By: Simone Jung

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The banana is a healthy source of energy, but did you know that the peel also has a variety of uses?

Find out more about their surprising uses in the home and garden.

Not only are bananas a delicious and nutrient-dense fruit, but their peels also have amazing uses in the home, garden, and even personal care.

However, before we get into the world of banana peels and their many uses, let's take a quick look at what's inside the yellow peel.

The banana as a fruit: a healthy source of energy

It is one of the most popular fruits worldwide and for good reason.

The banana is rich in carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals, especially potassium.

This combination makes the tropical fruit an excellent source of energy that is quickly available and supplies the body with important nutrients.

In addition, it is extremely versatile in the kitchen, be it as a snack, in smoothies, desserts or savory dishes.

Unfortunately, the delicious fruit often attracts uninvited guests.

But a simple home remedy can get rid of annoying fruit flies from the kitchen.

Banana peels are true all-rounders: 3 tips for household, garden and personal care

But the yellow fruit can do more than just fill you up.

So it's better not to throw the banana peels in the trash, because the seemingly useless remains still have a variety of practical uses in the household.

Here are three tips on how to continue using the peel.

1. Banana peels as a natural household cleaner

It doesn't cost anything and you don't need any additional tools.

With the empty fruit shell you can get leather furniture, silverware and even shoes clean again.

Simply rub the white, fibrous inside of the bowl onto the surface to be cleaned and polish with a soft cloth.

The enzymes it contains help to dissolve dirt and stains and at the same time give a subtle shine.

The banana peel also removes dust from large-leaved houseplants in no time.

Bananas are real all-rounders and even their peel helps in the home and garden.* © Simone Jung/DALL-E (AI-generated)

2. In the garden, banana peels are an environmentally friendly fertilizer

It also proves to be a natural helper for gardening.

Crush the banana peels and mix them into the soil around your plants as fertilizer.

There they slowly release nutrients such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium, which promote growth and improve soil quality.

Additionally, banana peels can also act as a snail repellent by placing them around sensitive plants.

The snails avoid the rough surface on the inside and thus protect your flowers and vegetable plants from damage.

By the way, old wine corks can also be reused as a snail deterrent in the garden.

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3. Natural skin care with banana peels

Banana peels can also be used in personal care, especially for skin care.

The inside of the pericarp contains vitamins and antioxidants that can help soothe, hydrate and tone the skin.

Simply rub the inside of a banana peel gently over your skin and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing off.

This can help relieve dryness, reduce acne and promote a fresh complexion.

So next time you eat a banana, don't just throw the peel away.

By reusing, you not only help reduce waste, but you also benefit from the yellow fruit's amazing and versatile uses. 

The editor wrote this article and then used an AI language model for optimization at his own discretion.

All information has been carefully checked. 

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Source: merkur

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