The Deal with Banana Peels:
Surprise! Due to their high nutritional value, not only can you eat banana peels - but it's advisable to eat them! They are full of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, B6, potassium, zinc, iron, manganese, as well as fiber, protein and various bioactive compounds like polyphenols and carotenoids.
Best banana peels to eat:
First off - picking an banana that is organic would be better, now that you are eating the peel. Secondly, make sure to wash them well before peeling the banana!
Ripeness of the banana:
As a banana ripens, the peel will thin out and become sweeter. The younger the banana the thicker, more bitter and fibrous. For the most pleasant eating experience - pick the peels of slightly over-ripe bananas - they are thinner and sweeter.
How to eat them:
Well, lucky for you we have a whole list of things you can do with the banana and with the peels! Check out our banana peel recipes here.