Banana Peel Full of Healthful Nutrients

13 May

Banana Peel Full of Healthful Nutrients.

 

Believe it or not, banana peels — just like many other fruit peels — contain a lot of healthful nutrients. This is likely why many primates eat bananas, peel and all. Many humans also follow suit, although here in North America, most of us toss banana peels out.

Banana peel is rich in potassium and contains much more soluble and insoluble fiber than the fruit’s flesh. All this dietary fiber promotes better digestion and bowel movements and could even reduce blood cholesterol levels. Banana peel also contains an antioxidant called lutein, which could protect and boost the health of your eyes. And, last but not least, banana peels contain a mood-boosting substance called tryptophan.

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