Bananas are a delicious and healthy snack, but throwing out the peels is not only wasteful but also releases methane into the atmosphere. There are better ways to deal with your peels.
Banana peels are great for fertilization and composting. Wrapping the peels around the base of a tomato plant to help nourish them through the growing season. In compost piles, banana peels break down quickly and provide many nutrients.
Itchy bug bites and poison ivy rashes can be treated by rubbing banana peels on them to help provide relief. Peels can also be used as leather and silver polish.
Putting peels in a container with holes in the lid can help trap insects and fruit flies who are attracted to the sweet smell.
Banana peels can also be used in cooking. They can be turned into vinegar, pickled in brine or broiled with cinnamon and sugar to create a special dessert. They are also full of nutrients and antioxidants and can be eaten. Just boil them for ten minutes and add them to a juicer or blender!