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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas


Sure, most of us love to enjoy bananas for breakfast or, perhaps, a snack. But bananas have so much more going for them than just a delicious and nutritious treat. In fact, so many of the reasons bananas are great for other things beside eating has to do with their nutrients! Click through for clever ways to use bananas to tackle everything from insect bites to aphids.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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5:32AM PST on Jan 24, 2015


11:06AM PST on Jan 22, 2015

Interesting. Aphids, really? And splinters... I may want to try that one, too.

12:35PM PST on Jan 18, 2015


9:11AM PST on Jan 18, 2015

Thanks for sharing - great info!

3:27AM PST on Jan 18, 2015

Thank you for posting. It's more than one article. Thanks for the links, too.

6:41AM PST on Jan 17, 2015


6:10PM PST on Jan 9, 2015

Sounds better than eating it

2:41PM PST on Jan 8, 2015

Oh, I even once saw a pic of a pregnant Siamese kitty eating a banana, she loved it, lol!!!!

2:40PM PST on Jan 8, 2015

Very interesting, I had already heard about banana peels to polish leather, but as an animal lover I don´t buy or wear leather products, but l´ll surely try the banana ice once, I already made banana ice from squeezed bananas, lactose free milk (because of an intolerance) and some stiff cream, if you take bananas with some brown spots on the peel you don´t even need to add sugar then!!!

3:56PM PST on Dec 30, 2014

I will definitely keep bananas in our diet. My son cooks oatmeal with apples, bananas and grapes. Try it.

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