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Benefits of Banana Peels

banana peel is as nutritious as the banana flesh

Believe it or not, millions of people eat the banana peel that you throw away, and it’s super nutritious.

When someone offers you a banana to eat, the peel is probably the last thing you’d think about. But despite its bitter taste, many people choose to eat banana skin for its nutritional value.

While banana flesh is sweet and soft, banana peel is thick and bitter, making it harder to eat. But there are many ways to fit into meals and diets and juicing it for all the nutrients it got.

Besides cooking them – by either frying, baking, or boiling them, you can toss them into your favorite smoothie and smooth ‘em out.

The banana flesh itself contains about 12% of your Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of fiber, as well as 17% RDI of Vitamin C, 20% of your vitamin B-6,12% of your potassium, 8% of your magnesium.

That is without the banana skin, so just imagine if you kept the peel and ate it. Other than the nutrients mentioned above, it also is rich in fiber and protein.

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