Banana Tips

Banana Tip #1

Whiten your teeth

Whitening strips breaking the bank? For two minutes everyday, rub the inside of the peel on your teeth for pearly whites!

Banana Tip #2

Polish Leather and Silver

Shine your shoes by rubbing the inside of a banana peel directly on the leather or on tarnished silver for an easy polish.

Banana Tip #3

Cook a Juicy Chicken Breast

Lay a banana peel on top of each chicken breast while cooking. The peel acts like skin and helps the breast retain its juiciness!

Banana Tip #4

Compost, Compost, Compost!

Banana peels are perfect for compost. Not only does the peel break down quickly, it contains nutrients that can add to the soil for your garden. Mix them into your compost pile and let your garden grow!

Banana Tip #5

Stop CDs or DVDs from Skipping

To fix a scratched disk, rub the disc with the inside of a banana peel. The peel fills in the scratches without further damaging the disc. Wipe off any residue, spray the disc with glass cleaner, and it's almost as good as new!

Banana Facts

Did you know? Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world! That means bananas are even more popular than apples and oranges! Here are more fun facts about bananas:

Bananas date so far back that they have been recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphs.

banana fact

Bananas got their name from the Arabic word banan which means finger.

A banana cluster is called a “hand” and a single banana is called a “finger.”

The scientific name for the banana is Musa Sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men”.

Bananas do not grow on trees. The banana plant is actually the world’s tallest herb that can grow upwards of 25 feet tall!

Bananas, along with apples and watermelons, all float in water. This is because bananas are composed of 75% water.

Bananas make you happy! Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that when converted to serotonin can help improve your mood!