Should You Be Eating Your Banana Peels?
It might be the weirdest health trend going right now, but health experts say you are missing out on some good stuff if you aren't eating your banana peels too.
There are lots of fruits where eating the peel is part of it. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes...but bananas?
Health experts are touting the banana peel as the most beneficial part of the the super fruit and say we are all missing out on some good stuff by not eating it too.
Just gross if you ask me. Have you ever actually bitten a banana peel? Like when your banana just doesn't seem to want to open and you have to use your teeth to get it going, isn't it just icky?
It's thick, not at all easily chewed and tastes a little bitter if you ask me. Why would anyone want to consume that part of the banana?
Health nuts say the why is in the nutrients.
The banana peel has a ton of fiber, potassium and essential amino acids. Eating it can help control blood pressure, protect against bone loss and reduce inflammation.
And it also cuts down on food waste if the peel also gets eaten.
But again I gotta say gross. I mean the suggestion is to boil your banana peel to make it easier to eat, why would anyone want to do that?
I guess you could try using the banana peels in your smoothies or banana bread perhaps, but I am still not convinced.
Would you try this apparent health trend? Could you convince yourself to eat the banana peel?