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Don't throw away banana peels - eat them
Don't throw away banana peels - eat them

We throw them away, but there are even more nutrients in the peel of a banana than in the fruit! But it depends on the preparation so that it tastes good!

Don't throw away banana peels - eat them: 3 recipes
Don't throw away banana peels - eat them: 3 recipes

We spend a lot of money on superfoods like chia seeds and regularly throw away a similarly nutritious food: the peel of bananas.

This is not only an extremely practical means of transport for the fruit, but is full of fiber, valuable antioxidants, the happy serotonin, carotenoids, the weight-regulating B6 and B12 and much more.

Is that why you just bite into the banana peel? Please not - it is absolutely inedible! There are a few things to keep in mind: It is best to always buy organic bananas so as not to ingest any toxic pesticides. You should still wash them. It is also important to wait until the banana is really ripe: Brown spots on the skin are a sign that the starch it contains is being converted into sugar.

Recipe options:

Smoothie: The simplest method: cut the peel (without the ends) into small pieces and use the mixer with other fruit to make a creamy smoothie.

Dessert: Cut off the ends of the banana. Then put the entire fruit in the oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees and then season with sugar and cinnamon.

Deeply fried: Finely chop the peel (without ends) and add to the boiling water for at least 5 minutes so that the bitter substances can be said goodbye. When dried, roll the pieces in corn flour and a little paprika powder and finally fry them in hot oil until they are crispy. Goes wonderfully as a crispy extra on salads.

But the banana is not the only one that can do more as a whole. Thanks to food upcycling, other leftover food can also be converted back into edible or otherwise used. Like wilted lettuce leaves, cheese rinds and even sour milk! We'll tell you how to do this here.

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