January 24, 2017, 08:00
Vitamins A, B, C, E, K, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, sodium and other important trace elements are abundant in banana pulp. However, the peel of this tropical fruit has no less useful properties. You can use it to whiten your teeth, make face masks, soothe your skin… How to use a banana peel?
Residents of eastern countries widely use banana peel in cooking. It can be baked, boiled, fried, added to nutritious cocktails, tea, homemade vinegar. If you are not ready for bold experiments, but you want exotic, use the peel in cooking meat. Just line the bottom of the pan with it. The peel will not let the meat burn, it will make the dish juicy and tender.
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For teeth whitening
Every time after brushing your teeth, wipe them with the soft side of the peel. This simple hack will make stains on your enamel less noticeable and prevent tarnishing in the future.
To improve the condition of the skin of the face
Take a small piece of ripe banana peel and gently massage your face with the soft side. Natural fruit acids provide delicate exfoliation of dead cells, nourish and moisturize. You can also apply the peel to inflammation, pimples, warts and insect bites: any irritation will pass faster. Some also note a rejuvenating effect. Apply a banana peel mask to facial wrinkles.
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For the treatment of depression
Not only the pulp of a tropical fruit contains the hormone of happiness. Banana peel is another source of serotonin (improves mood) and tryptophan (improves sleep quality). To make sure of this, prepare a decoction. Boil the washed peel for 10 minutes in boiling water. Remove the peel from the cooled broth, and add the liquid to juice, compote or smoothies. By the way, this is also useful for those who want to lose weight: a decoction of a banana peel lowers cholesterol and gives a feeling of satiety.
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For plant fertilization
Garden plants peel perfectly protects against aphids. The main thing is to use only a few pieces, since more can attract wasps, rodents and other large pests in search of a sweet snack. The crushed peel can be added to the compost: potassium and phosphorus will stimulate the development of the root system and improve the overall condition of the plant. Polish the leaves with the soft side of the banana peel. In this way, clean indoor plants from dust and dirt.
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