Banana Peel Uses

Every year, Americans consume about 3.2 billion pounds of bananas. Do you know how many peels that amounts to? A whole heck of a lot. But the next time you chow down on this fruit, resist throwing out the peel, because there are lots of clever ways to reuse it.

Besides being a great fertilizer for all sorts of plants, banana peels also make for a great leather and silver polisher. Have a bug bite or itchy rash? Just rub a peel over the irritated area, and it'll help relieve any discomfort. Crazy, right?

Check out even more creative usages for banana peels below!

Banana Peel Uses

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Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.