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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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1:32AM PDT on Oct 22, 2014

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2:36PM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

Thanks

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 eater...one 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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