You have probably never seen anyone eat a banana peel because we are used to eat only the inside of a banana, and throw the peel. However, in India people eat banana peels for years and it is quite normal.
Unlike the inside of the banana, the crust is firm and slightly bitter, so it is clear why are not eating it. But there are very important nutrient in the bark and that is why you do not have to throw it away.
Why are peels the new thinning superfood?
For one thing, the skins are pressed with supplements like vitamin A, lutein, and different cancer prevention agents, including B vitamins, which your body needs to keep its digestion system animated. In addition, they have huge amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber, significantly more than the natural product itself — both can moderate assimilation, help sentiments of fullness, and even work to lower cholesterol.
Green bananas are better for weight reduction. They contain more probiotics, which are extraordinary for helping your digestive wellbeing. In addition, studies have demonstrated that green peels can help raise serotonin and dopamine levels by up to 15%. Then again, yellow bananas have cancer fighting properties.
Individuals may find eating banana peels not pleasant and sappy. It does not appear to be delicious at everything except there are a few formulas with the end goal you should eat them.
One choice is to include banana peel in your morning smoothie. Make sure to uproot both ends of it. Toss some coconut milk, ice, cinnamon and banana peel in a blender.
In case you want to add banana peel to your smoothie, it is ideal to utilize yellow banana peel in light of the fact that it sweeter than the green one.
Making ripe banana tea is likewise a decent choice. Essentially heat up the banana peel (finishes removed) in water for around 10 minutes. You can add honey or a touch of sugar for sweetness.
Regardless of which shading you utilize, attempt to purchase natural to lessen pesticide exposure, and make sure to clean the peels well to dispose of any additional chemicals, dirt, or different gross stuff that may be on them.
Bananas Peel with Black-Eyed Peas – RECIPE:
- 4 green banana peels
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- ½ c black-eyed peas (if using fresh, soak overnight)
- ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened grated coconut
- Juice of one lime
Here’s what you need to do – first, you need to slice the peels into small pieces and boil in water with turmeric and dash of salt. Note: in order to prevent sap from sticking to your pot, you should add a few drops of oil to the water. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 5 minutes – until the skins are tender. After that, you need to drain the water and save it for later use (we like to use it to cook rice or as a base for soup).
Now, you need to cook the black-eyed peas. So, if you are using fresh black-eyed peas, make sure you boil until tender. If using canned, rinse and drain beans. After that, you need to heat coconut oil in skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cook until they begin to pop. Now, you need to add the boiled peels and black-eyed peas, stir, and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Add salt to taste and finish with lime juice. Enjoy.