9 Reasons Why You Should Not Throw Away Banana Peels

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Banana is one of the most widely loved fruits which is loaded with vitamins A, B6, and C, protein, fiber, potassium, folate, riboflavin, manganese, iron, niacin, and magnesium. Bananas are rich in antioxidants that fight against free radicals keeping you safe from deadly diseases.

Most of us are aware of the health benefits of the banana fruit, but no one knows how great the banana peel is. Banana peels are surprisingly edible and are believed to lower cholesterol, improve digestion. You can also apply it topically to heal common skin problems.

After going through our list, we believe you will never throw the banana peel in the trash again.  Let’s find out all the incredible things you can do with the banana peel.

1. Stop Itching

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Bananas are a great fruit to take along while camping. The fruit keeps you full and the peel is useful too. Banana peels, when massaged on bug bites, give you instant relief from the itch. Just rub the inside on the peel on the bite bump. It also works on the very irritating rashes caused by poison ivy or poison oak.

Researchers have not been able to find why or how the peel reduces the itch, but it works so we shouldn’t argue about it. Apply the peel once on the bump and you get relief from itching all day.

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