Yes! Banana Peel is edible and actually rather nutritious, in fact many people in various countries already eat Banana Peel for its nutrients! We have a smoothie recipe which uses the peel check it out here: Super Green Smoothie Recipe...
The Benefits Of Eating Banana Peel…
They are high in Potassium, which has many benefits such as:
helps whiten teeth
aids with the growth of cells, tissues, and organs throughout the body
assists sodium to balance the fluids and electrolyte levels in your body which can regulate your heartbeat and ultimately protect you against heart disease.
The riper the Banana Peel the more Tryptophan and Serotonin it contains, which cannot only boost your mood but your sleep, appetite, digestion and also memory.
Banana peels have a high phytochemicals like polyphenols and carotenoids, which are antioxidants that help to fight cancer.
They are jam-packed with Vitamin A and Lutein (which can assist with your eye heath) also Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium and protein.
And last but not least the Fibre! Banana Peels are extremely fibrous, fibre helps with digestion, and it can also help lower cholesterol.
There are many different ways you could eat Banana Peel, for instance you could, eat the Peel raw, blend it into a smoothie, bake it or even boil it, just make sure to wash it first and always opt for organic.
Not only is Banana Peel beneficial for you...but
It also makes a great fertiliser for your plants!
Here are some ways of using Banana Peel other than eating it for it nutrients…
Use it as compost! Banana Peels have many nutrients like Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium and other Minerals that your plants love and will give them an amazing boost. The easiest way to do this is to just chuck it on your compost pile.
Compost Tea! This works brilliantly if you don’t have a compost pile. Add some peels to a bucket or bowl of water and let it sit for a couple days then feed it to your plants.
Dried Peel Fertiliser! Dry out your Peel then grind them into fertiliser, you can either sprinkle this under your plants or incorporate it into the soil.
Animal feed! Most animal enjoy ground up dried peels added to their food, just make sure to clean the peels first and double check whether you can feed your animal the peel.
Banana Peel Spray! Dry your peels and some egg shells then when dried grind them together, add them to a spray bottle with come Epsom Salt and fill to the top with water, use this to spray into plants as needed.
There are of course even more ways to use your banana skins but these are perhaps some of the easiest and most practical ones.