Banana peels are also rich sources of potassium and contain much more soluble and insoluble fibre than their flesh. Dietary fibre promotes digestion and bowel movements and can reduce blood cholesterol levels. Banana Peels are great for depression? Banana Peels are packed full of serotonin which boost your mood and help you feel happy, just like prozac and lots of other mood enhancing drugs. They are full of tryptophan that help you get a good nights rest.
Banana Peels contain lots of lutein which is important for night vision, preventing macular degeneration and helping to prevent cataracts. And Banana Peels are full of great anti-fungal compounds, and antibiotic agents that bring about good health.
Banana skins are not just great to eat but they are also a good anti-inflammatory agent that helps to sooth away all kinds of inflammatory processes. And they also help with warts, psoriasis, itching, insect bites, rashes, poison oak and ivy, wrinkles, and help to create great looking skin.
Banana peels can be eaten raw, although they can be ropey and have an unpleasant taste. Ripe bananas makes the skin thinner, sweeter and easier to chew, You can boil the peel for 10 minutes or so before eating it, put it through a juicer or blend it with other fruits.
You can also make Banana Peel tea – just boil Banana Peels in water, let the water cool and you have lots of healthy nutrients that will keep you strong and healthy. And the nutrient rich Banana Peel Tea can be used in gravy, soups, sauces, and in rice and other dishes.
In Asian countries, banana peels are cooked with their flesh or fried on their own. Cleaning commercially grown bananas before you eat the skins is essential due to all the spraying that bananas are subjected to.
Source: Livestrong.com and OMTimes