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Bananas are such a delicious fruit. However, did you know they are packed full of surprises? Check out 10 Great Uses for Bananas & It’s Not Just for Eating!
Bananas are such a delicious fruit. However, did you know they are packed full of surprises? Check out 10 Great Uses for Bananas & It's Not Just for Eating!

Sure we love banana bread, banana smoothies and banana yogurt. However, did you know there are some great uses that are beneficial to our everyday life? Not only are banana’s delicious treats but their health benefits are endless. Here are 10 Great uses for Bananas you probably hadn’t tried.

  1. Yellow is For bananas not for teeth!  Rub banana peel on your teeth for about two minutes every time you brush and you’ll be well on your way to that perfect smile.
  2. Itch Be Gone! Rub some banana peels on the bites to alleviate the itch.
  3. Frogs Don’t Eat Bananas and that’s probably why they have warts 😛.Bananas are rich in potassium, which is said to help treat warts.
  4. Don’t just toss it,re purpose it! Dried ground banana peels make a fantastic mulch for seedlings and new plants.
  5. Yummy in your tummy and gorgeous on your dishes! Polish leather and silver! Instead, rub banana peels on the surface and buff with a cloth.
  6. Grow them big! Dried ground banana peels make a fantastic mulch for seedlings and new plants.
  7. Puff is for Pastries… According to medical experts, consuming a banana daily can help reduce puffy eyes. Bananas contain high amounts of potassium, which counter sodium reaction that lead to fluid retention. So eat away and get rid of the puffy eyes.
  8. Fiber FULL! Banana is rich in pectin, a fibre that aids digestion and eases constipation it contains 16% of the daily recommended amount of fiber.
  9. Treats Diarrhea!Diarrhea can lead to dehydration as it drains out the electrolytes from the body. The high levels of potassium in banana helps replenish the lost electrolytes and prevent dehydration.
  10. Banana peels ink right off! Rub the white side onto the discolored areas and watch the stains disappear. The natural oils in the peel will attract the oils in the ink, weakening the pigment’s bond with the skin for easy removal.

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27 Comments

  • Reply janie vezina

    good to know theres so many uses for the skin, we eat so many bananas.

    December 7, 2016 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Lisa Ogle

    There is defiantly some interesting uses for bananas here, I had no idea it worked on ink, thanks for the tip!

    September 16, 2016 at 11:27 am
  • Reply April Gupton

    Very interesting tips! Thank you!

    September 2, 2016 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Kathleen Kelly

    Interesting uses for bananas! Thanks for sharing!

    August 26, 2016 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Cindy Kong

    This is really interesting.. might have to try some of them

    July 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply kayla

    Wow! I had no idea about some of these

    May 22, 2016 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Laura

    How interesting! I never knew there were so many uses of bananas. Neat!

    May 8, 2016 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Jessica Lodge

    I didn’t know most of these. Thanks for sharing.

    May 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    This was such an interesting post, thanks for sharing! I had no idea about a lot of these, particularly the non-eating ones. I will definitely be trying some of these out now! 🙂

    May 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Amie

    I honestly had no idea that bananas were so useful. I am going to try some of these tips out. Thanks for sharing!

    May 3, 2016 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Dotty J Boucher

    I am so glad I am getting my recommended dose of a banana , I knew there was many reason I enjoy eating them.

    May 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Lisa Coomer Queen

    This was awesome! What a great post. Thanks for all the tips.

    May 3, 2016 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Lisa W

    Holy cow the ink your a genius! Thank you thank you thank you!

    May 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Woodin

    I didn’t know a few of these! Thanks!

    May 3, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    I didn’t know about several of these tips, so I’m going to have to try them out!

    May 3, 2016 at 7:21 am
  • Reply Lexy Overstreet Broome

    Wow! Thanks for the tips!

    May 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Tina P.

    This is great! Can’t wait to use these new ideas/tips 🙂

    May 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Oooh I had no idea!! Im totally going to try the teeth whitening one!!

    May 2, 2016 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Miranda Welle

    I had no idea! We’re boring and have only eaten plain or made banana bread! Great options!

    May 2, 2016 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Alex Porter

    Some great new uses! I love the ink removal. Will try it soon out little artist loves to draw on herself.

    May 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply jessica long

    I read some where that people buy Milk Bread and bananas almost every trip to the store, that those items appear more on shopping lists than anyothers

    April 30, 2016 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Amy Hall

    Wow! Never heard of any of these.

    April 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply arlene mccurdy

    I eat bananas for potassium

    April 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Jessica C.

    #4 (and #6 😉 )is a job for my Vitamix and dehydrator! #10 may come in handy when my baby becomes a toddler!

    April 29, 2016 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Meagen

    I eat a ton of bananas. Great to know I’m on the right track.

    April 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Barbara Brooks

    Thanks for the great tips, We eat bananas daily but extra uses are great.

    April 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    Thanks for posting this. I knew only a couple of these the rest was brand new to me.

    April 29, 2016 at 11:29 am
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