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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 Waldeck

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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3:02AM PDT on May 25, 2015

16. No I can't say that out loud

7:10AM PDT on May 23, 2015

Thank you

5:49AM PDT on May 22, 2015


1:28AM PDT on May 18, 2015


3:34AM PDT on May 17, 2015

yummy bananas!!!!

1:43PM PDT on May 15, 2015

very interesting!

3:35AM PDT on May 6, 2015

You can also hit people with it (first peel, making a mess if fun, hurting people isn't).

2:08AM PDT on May 3, 2015

Oooh... can't wait to try them all. Thanks. Will start with polishing silver flute. And we didn't even get into banana leaves!

5:08AM PDT on Apr 28, 2015

thank you .now maybe i won't need to throw them out when they get too ripe. i love bananas but my apt. is always hot and they ripened too fast.

7:48PM PDT on Apr 27, 2015

Thanks for sharing

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