Eight bizarre uses for banana peels

ORLANDO, Fla. (KFSN) -- Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber, and may help prevent asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, and digestive problems. They are also the second most popular fruit in the world, but we could be throwing away the most important part.

More than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year around the world, but that also means billions of banana peels are being thrown away!

Repurpose your peels by rubbing one against an itchy bug bite. Molecules in the peel will stop the swelling and inflammation.

If you stain your hands with ink, rub the white side of the peel on your skin and watch it vanish.

For people who struggle with their green thumb, cut up a banana peel and bury it at the base of your outside plants. Aphids and ants don't like the potassium. Or rub a peel against your house plants: this removes dust, makes the leaves shiny, and provides nutrients.

Got a pesky wart? Tape a piece of peel over the wart and change daily to watch it retreat. Experts say this may work because the peel allows oils to penetrate the skin.

You can also whiten teeth, buff leather shoes, and blend a peel with water to use to polish silverware.
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