Having banana is quite good for the body but the best part of it all is consuming the peels. Sounds strange, right? Oh yes! Those peels deserve more than your waste bin, I will show you how the peels are loaded with nutrients.
Banana contains minerals and nutrients such as Vitamin B-6, B-12, magnesium and potassium. This fruit is one of the oldest ever cultivated by humans and aids in digestion. This fruit is used as ingredients in tea cakes, smoothie and even muffins then the peels are disposed right away into the waste bin. The banana itself is a good source of fiber and consuming it peels might seems rather strange but just so you know many Asian countries have been doing it for years now.
The banana peels contain vitamin A and this vitamin help in building immunity and also fight against infections. There is a substance called lutein that is found in the banana peels and they aid in keeping the eyes healthy and preventing cataracts too.
Also, they have a soluble and insoluble fibers which can slow down the main process of digestion and also lower cholesterol in the human body. The potassium and magnesium that keeps an eye on the blood pressure levels is also present in this banana peels. Also, it contains antioxidants and vitamin B6.
As we all know there are yellow and green bananas, and according to a Japanese Scientific Research, the yellow skin has anticancer features which can aid in production of white blood cells. But then if you that isn’t available, then while using the green skin, endeavor to boil for 10 minutes so that it can soften the peel before you can consume it.
Also, the green peels have and amino acid known as tryptophan which can aid in a good night sleep. The peels can control depression and keep you happy due to the serotonin that it contains whereas a substance called dopamine improves the flow of blood to the kidney and checks on the pumping strength of the heart.
Am pretty sure by now you are wondering how to consume these peels I have been talking about. While some people like to eat it raw, some prepare a tea from it or a thick smoothie mixed with vanilla ice cream. Also steam it before eating too is another way. In some part of the Asian countries they combine both the fresh and the peels into fritter and consume it all.
Most times the green peel is treated like a vegetable and is also prepared a long side with other ingredients to make a delicious dish afterwards. Although the yellow peels can also be eating directly and they contain prominent banana flavor compared to the other green peels. Also know that for quicker does of nutrients, you can blend a banana peel and you are good to go.
Finally, now I have exposed you to the wonders a banana peel can perform and you shouldn’t overlook it. Your banana peels deserve more than a waste bin. Kindly share with family and friends.