Have you ever thought about where all those leftover peels of banana end up? The uneaten food accounts for 20% of methane release, which are a main donor to global warming. As it turns out, those peels don’t have to be trash. Eating the cooked peel of banana along with the banana’s flesh is common in many Asian recipes. Here’s a handy infographic with all the ideas. Help us protect the peels!
Fertilize tomato plants - Wrap a banana peel around tomato, so they can absorb nutrients from it throughout the season.
Feed indoor plants – Soak a banana peel in jar of water then combine one part the resulting banana peel water with five parts of regular water in a watering can to fertilize indoor plants.
Use in compost – Banana peels break down quickly and add lots of nutrients to soil vegetables and flower gardens.
Relieve rashes itches – Rub the peel over bug bites, poison ivy rashes or psoriasis patches to reduce itchiness and promotes healing.
Feed animals – Add some ground, dried banana peels to the feed for chickens, pigs rabbits and livestock.
Make vinegar – Use sour flavour of banana peel vinegar on salads to flavour water and tea or in any recipe that calls for vinegar.
Eat the peel – Get more nutrients, fibre and antioxidants from the fruit by boiling the peel for ten minutes.
Attracts butterflies and birds – Put peels from over ripe bananas on a raised platform in the garden and watch them.
Polish weather and silver – Rub the pithy side of banana peel on leather shoes, jackets or furniture.