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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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12:32AM 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!

10:43AM PDT on Aug 13, 2014

Love bananas and I knew about some of these uses, but not all!

6:33AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Good to know.

4:53AM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Noted

4:40PM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

I had no idea that banana peels could be so useful. Thanks!

1:54AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

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6:12AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

skating on a banana skin ;-)

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