Don’t throw that banana peel away

2018-01-24 06:01

INSTEAD of eating a banana and binning the peel – save and try some of the following
banana peel uses published by Trash Backwards blog:

• Shoe polish: Did you know banana peels make a great shoe polish? Just rub it around the shoe, then buff with a soft cloth.

• Teeth whitener: Rub the inside of your banana peel on your teeth to whiten them.

Apparently, the manganese, magnesium and potassium helps whiten the enamel of your teeth.

• Itch soother: Banana peels can help relieve bug bites and poison ivy.

• Meat tenderiser: Add a banana peel to your next roast and it’ll add just enough moisture to ensure that roast doesn’t get too dry.

• Splinter removal: Banana peels help ease splinters out of your skin.

Place banana peel on a splinter with tape for a while and then try to ease the splinter

• Aphid control: Aphids don’t like banana peels. If you bury some around your roses or other plants aphids love (like cauliflower), you’ll deter them from coming around..

• Bruise patrol: Banana peels, if rubbed on a bruise, will aid in making it disappear.

• Compost: Banana peels break down pretty quickly and add wonderful nutrients to your soil. Throw them in your compost.

• Dry skin cure: If you have psoriasis, try rubbing the
inside of a banana peel on your affected areas twice a day and you’ll see the dry scaly skin dissipate.

• Tomato plant fertiliser: Wrap a banana peel around your tomato starts when you plant them in the garden and they’ll enjoy the nutrients from the peel as they grow.

If you’re looking for more uses for other culinary items you might otherwise throw out, visit our blog home page.


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