23 Surprising Uses for a Banana Peel

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Bananas can be used in a variety of ways, are delicious, and are good for you, too! You can slice it up and put it in your favorite cereal or use it to turn your protein shake into a healthy, post-workout smoothie. You can bake with them or even include them in your daily skin care routine. Bananas are a wonderful, multi-use fruit, but what about the peel? Have you ever wondered what you could do with the banana peel? Keep reading to learn about some surprising uses of the otherwise-thrown-out banana peel that doesn’t involve a compost heap.

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1. Whiten Your Teeth

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Professional teeth whitening can come at a hefty price, and at-home teeth-whitening kits can make your teeth super sensitive. To whiten your teeth naturally, brush your teeth as you usually would, and then, rub your teeth with the inside of the banana peel for two minutes per day. It works because the peel contains salicylic acid, which is a natural astringent; citric acid, which is a gentle bleaching agent; and a combination of manganese, magnesium, and potassium, all of which safely remove stains without damaging the enamel on your teeth.

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