Banana is a highly nutritious fruit, rich in vitamins and minerals. It is extremely high in potassium which strengthens the muscles and helps the body to burn more calories.

However, you didn’t know that the banana peel is extremely beneficial for the whole organism, especially for reducing body weight.

The peel is abundant in vitamins such as A and B, which support digestive health and prevent cancer. It is also rich in soluble and insoluble fibers, which lower the high cholesterol and keep you satiated for a longer period of time.

Green Or Yellow Banana Peel

Ripe bananas have stronger anti-cancer properties, and they can help your body to produce leukocytes. However, when it comes to weight loss, green banana is the best option. It is abundant in probiotics which are necessary for the optimal function of the digestive system. According to the studies, green bananas can raise the levels of serotonin and dopamine in your body by up to 15%.

Yellow Banana Recipe

You can prepare a yellow banana tea. Put the ripe banana skin in a pot and add water. Boil for ten minutes. Strain the mixture and drink it either plain or with milk.

You can also prepare a banana smoothie. Use two teaspoons of cinnamon, two unpeeled ripe bananas, and ¾ cup of unsweetened coconut milk, ice, and protein powder (this is optional). Place all these ingredients into a blender and mix them until the mixture becomes homogeneous.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 4 green banana peels
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • Lime juice
  • ½ black-eyed peas
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened grated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon of mustard seeds

Directions:

Cut the banana peel into slices and let it simmer in water. Add turmeric, salt, and some oil. Let it boil and then simmer until the skins become mild. Drain the mixture and then add the black-eyed peas. (If you use fresh peas, you should first boil them until they become tender).

Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seeds. Then add the black-eyed peas and the boiled skins and cook the mixture for five minutes. Remove it from the heat and then stir in the coconut. Finally, add salt and lime juice.

Other Uses Of Banana Peel

  • Whitens the teeth
  • Removes warts
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Cures pimples
  • Heals psoriasis
  • Relieves pain
  • Heals bug bites
  • Provides UV protection

Important Tips

  • Do not store the banana peel in a fridge
  • Use fresh banana peels only
  • Consume both the banana and the peel immediately after peeling
  • Keep them away from sunlight or heat