20 Useful Things To Do With A Banana Peel.
I don't know about you, but I eat a lot of bananas.
I eat at least 1 a day!
Bananas are full of vitamins and minerals ...
... especially potassium, a nutrient well known to promote muscle recovery after intense effort.
In addition, they are easy to carry for a small snack during the day.
Billions of bananas are eaten every day ... and just as many skins thrown in the trash. It makes waste!
Fortunately, there are a number of really ingenious ways you can use banana peel.
here is 20 useful things to do with a banana peel that also reduce waste. Look :
1. Make compost
This is the most popular and easiest use: just toss the banana peels on the compost heap.
They bring potassium and phosphorus to the compost, which promotes root development and stimulates the plant when you put it at its foot.
Please note: banana peels are green materials. Too much can throw your compost off balance. In this case, you will need to add more brown material (leaves, twigs).
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2. Make liquid fertilizer
Don't have a compost pile? That's okay because you can still use banana peels to feed your plants.
Just put a few banana peels in a bucket or bottle of water. And all that remains is to let it macerate for a few days.
Then, mix one part of this tea in five parts of cool water. And water your flowers with it, about once a month.
Potassium and phosphorus will give your flowers a boost.
3. Feed the seedlings
Cut the banana peels into small pieces and bury them at the bottom of planting holes or in seed boxes.
This will give your young plants a boost of nutrients that will promote root development and disease resistance.
It is ideal for young tomato plants and roses.
Please note: the seeds and young plants must not directly touch the skins, as this could burn them and damage them.
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4. Make dried skin fertilizer
The final tip for using banana peels as fertilizer is to let them dry completely.
Then you can grind them and sprinkle them on your garden soil.
It has the same effect as the other tips, but without the danger of burning the plants.
This technique, and the previous three, can be used on almost any plant in the garden to boost their growth and general health.
5. Keep aphids away
Bury a few small pieces of ripe banana peel just below the surface around aphid-prone plants.
Aphids, which hate the gases emitted by decaying peels, will look for another more favorable place.
Do not force the dose: only use a few small pieces, as the banana smell can attract wasps, rodents and other pests looking for a little sweetness.
6. Make indoor plants shine
Rub the leaves of your green plants with the fleshy side of the banana peels.
It's great for dusting them off and giving them a boost.
Perfect for ficus, scheffleras, calatheas or moon flowers.
7. Feed the animals
Humans aren't the only ones who love bananas!
Animals too: chickens, rabbits and pigs enjoy the powdered ground banana peel sprinkled on their food.
Cows, donkeys and horses actually eat whole skins.
Clean the skin well to remove wax and pesticides before giving them to animals.
8. Relieve insect bites
Rub a banana peel over insect bites or skin irritations.
Fruit acids, vitamins and minerals help relieve pain and itching.
Not to mention the fact that it's great for your skin!
9. Give your complexion radiance
Run a piece of ripe banana peel all over your face once every 2-3 days.
The fruit acids and nutrients in it exfoliate and nourish your skin, making it look smoother, younger and healthier.
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10. Remove warts
Tired of this wart that won't go away?
I have tried all the remedies sold in pharmacies, but nothing seems to work.
So I tried to put a ripe banana peel on it every night before going to bed.
Well, nice surprise because the wart disappeared after a fortnight. Check out the trick here.
11. Polish your shoes
Perfect for your skin, banana peels are also excellent for cleaning and polishing leather, especially that of shoes.
Just rub the inside of the ripe banana peel on the leather to clean it and make it shine!
It also works for handbags, boots, leather seats and riding saddles.
12. Make money shine
Banana peels are also great for cleaning and shining silver.
Rub the inside of the banana peel on your jewelry or silver cutlery to polish them, and restore their natural shine.
It is the fruit acids that help remove the dull veil on silver.
13. Whiten your teeth
Rub the inside of a piece of banana peel on your teeth, once a day for two weeks.
It will remove stains and make them shine without using potentially dangerous chemicals.
14. Make vinegar
Use your banana peels to make vinegar.
This vinegar has a slightly sour and bitter flavor with sweet undertones.
It is perfect for giving a little exotic taste to your salads. Find the recipe here.
15. Tenderize the meat
Put a ripe banana peel at the bottom of the pan that contains the meat to be roasted.
This prevents the meat from drying out during cooking and it remains tender.
16. Prepare a juice of banana peels
You got it, banana peels contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients. It would be a shame not to enjoy.
Put the washed peels in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes to extract the juice.
Then remove the peels and let cool.
You can then put this juice in your smoothies or other drinks for a good boost full of vitamins and minerals.
Remember to wash the skins to remove wax and pesticides before cooking them.
17. Prepare an herbal tea for sleeping
Remove the ends of a banana peel, wash it and boil it for 10 minutes.
Filter the mixture and drink it 1 hour before going to sleep.
The magnesium it contains relaxes the muscles and soothes the body to make it easier to fall asleep.
18. Remove a splinter
Place the banana peel over the area where the splinter is embedded and secure it with adhesive tape.
Once the skin is tender, remove the splinter painlessly, as the banana peels relax the muscles and provide relief.
19. Relieve psoriasis
If you have psoriasis, try rubbing the inside of a banana peel on the affected areas twice a day.
You will see the appearance of your skin improve quickly without using any special cream.
20. Treat acne
Simply rub a banana peel over acne pimples to treat them and prevent them from leaving a mark on the skin.
Have you tried these uses for banana peel? Tell us in the comments if it worked for you. We can't wait to hear from you!
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