Banana Peels Numerous Health Benefits
Banana is one of the most popular fruit worldwide, but banana peels also contain numerous beneficial effects to the body’s health.
Banana is an edible fruit produced by a herbaceous flowering plant, which usually grows in tropical countries Indomalaya, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and in more than 100 countries.
This curved and elongated fruit is mostly used for culinary purposes in baking, cooking, and making desserts, because of its sweet and delicious flavor. Aside from cooking uses, it has been also traditionally used in treating and preventing numerous types of diseases.
Banana peel or banana skin is the outer covering of its fruit, which also contains numerous nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, which has numerous health benefits to the body.
It contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, thiamin, lutein, and fiber. It also contains minerals such as potassium, copper, zinc, iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium.
It also contains antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, anticancer, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains antioxidants that can help the body to fight free radicals that can cause harm to the body’s health.
Here are some health benefits of banana skin:
- Whitens teeth
- Remove Warts
- Cure Pimples
- Reduce Wrinkles
- Relieves Pain and Inflammation
- Treats Psoriasis
- Treats Bug Bites
- Polishing Agent
- UV Protection
- Anti-Aging Effects
- Promotes Healthy Hair and Skin
- Prevents Cancer
- Prevents Heart Diseases
- Control Blood Sugar Levels
- Fights Depression
- Boost Immune System
- Improves Mood
- Enhances Metabolism
- Aids Weight Loss
- Improves Vision
- Meat Tenderizer
Yellow Banana peel is sweeter compared than the green one. Here are some steps on how to enjoy consuming banana peel in a delicious way.
-4 green banana peels
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
-2 teaspoons coconut oil
– ½ c black-eyed peas (if using fresh, soak overnight)
– ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
– 2 tablespoons unsweetened grated coconut
– Juice of one lime
Cut the peels into small pieces and boil it together with small amount of salt and turmeric. Add a few drops of oil and let the skin simmer until it is tender enough, then drain it. Heat coconut water in a medium heat pan, then add the mustard seeds and cook until it pops.
Add boiled peels and black-eyed peas, stir, and cook it around 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then add salt and lime juice. Enjoy consuming this mixture.