Benefits of banana peel.
Most of us are not aware of the benefits of a banana skin. Although it was not as sweet as the fruit banana but the banana peel has some important nutrients that are beneficial, especially potassium.
Banana pulp has a high energy content even better than energy drinks. By athletes, bananas are often used as a source of instant energy. Existing sugar content reaches its peak when the banana skin turned into black, indicating that the starch has been converted into various sugars such as sucrose, fructose and glucose. Banana nutritional value such as vitamins B6, B12, magnesium, potassium, protein and fiber.
Meanwhile, peel bananas contain potassium, contains soluble and insoluble fiber are higher than banana flesh. Other ingredients that tryptophan which improves mood by raising serotonin levels. The neurotransmitter serotonin is the chemical responsible for balancing the emotions and mood. Researchers from Taiwan using banana peel extract to relieve depression.
In other findings mentioned that eating a banana skin twice a day for three consecutive days can increase serotonin levels as much as 16%. Banana peels are also beneficial for the eyes because they contain lutein which functions as a powerful antioxidant about ultraviolet radiation and harmful frequencies sun. As quoted from the Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition, Lutein was shown to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
How to eat a banana skin
Banana peels can be eaten raw without processed first even though many people say that it feels uncomfortable. To fix this, select the ripe bananas because their skin is thinner, slightly sweeter and easier to chew.
In India and some other countries, ripe banana peel first instance with boiled or fried. Can also be input juicer and mixed with other fruits.
Before consumption, washing banana peel first because if non-organic bananas are grown commercially or there may have been sprayed with chemicals.
Another benefit of a banana skin
Besides being used by way of consumption, banana peels are also able to purify water from heavy metals. How, minced banana peel into small pieces and put them into the water to be purified. Heavy metals such as lead and copper by itself will be absorbed by the fibers of the banana peel. Heavy metal that accumulates in the body can cause a variety of diseases. As noted in the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, banana peels can be used to purify water of heavy metals 11 times in a row.
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