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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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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

ty

6:12AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

skating on a banana skin ;-)

5:30PM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

Nice ways to find use for the peel too. Thanks

1:30AM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

Now just got to remember all of this!!! Thank you:)

5:21PM PDT on Jun 28, 2014

These are excellent ideas of what to do with such a cheap, healthy food.

7:30PM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

Thanks

9:32PM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

i love them that is my reason for eating them thank you

7:36AM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

Thanks

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