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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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1:32AM PDT on Oct 22, 2014


2:36PM PDT on Oct 15, 2014


4:12AM PDT on Oct 12, 2014

My beloved doggies don't care for bananas.

11:46PM PDT on Oct 6, 2014

just learn something

2:53PM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

thanks....I might try some of these, but I am not a big banana once in a while, my son on the other hand...loves them

5:59AM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

Me need a banana!!

12:32AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

I didn't know bananas could do all of that! Thank you!

12:32PM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

Many thanks!

9:22AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Thanks for the tips!!

7:14AM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

The banana peel on a wart works. Darling son and I both ended up with warts, and used banana peel to combat them. Worked! A friend's doctor even told her to use banana peel. Didn't know about many of the other uses. Interesting article. Wish it wasn't 4 pages though!

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