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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

 

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13. Dog Treat. Bananas are a perfectly safe, and perfectly healthy, treat for your beloved pooch!

14. Purify Water. OK, this is perhaps best left to the professionals, but research has suggested that banana peels can actually absorb toxins in polluted rivers. But, if you ever find yourself lost in the woods with only a banana peel, you’ll be prepared!

15. Make “Ice Cream.” Craving the sweet stuff but don’t have the time, calories, or budget to spare? Simply blend a frozen solid banana in a food processor or blender. You’ll be surprised how much it tastes like soft-serve ice cream! For more info on frozen banana ice cream, click here.

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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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12:52AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Thank you for posting.

5:51PM PST on Dec 13, 2014

Much as I like bananas I'm not ploughing through 4 pages to do with them!

12:10PM PST on Dec 12, 2014

Thank you

2:14AM PST on Dec 6, 2014

thanks

5:04PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

11:06AM PST on Nov 22, 2014

Oh no! Not on 4 pages!

12:51PM PST on Nov 9, 2014

What a great lovely fruit, never knew :) Thank you for sharing

8:15AM PST on Nov 7, 2014

thanks for good info

9:05PM PST on Nov 2, 2014

thanks for the information on bananas.

8:19AM PDT on Oct 28, 2014

Love nanas - will experiment with some of these suggestions though

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