8 Amazing uses for bananas
Without a doubt, our 8 Amazing uses for bananas will blow your mind.
Generally speaking, majority of the population will only use bananas for the purpose of eating or indulging in a healthy snack. However, bananas can be used for so much more.
I will begin by giving you 3 fun facts that you may not know about bananas.
- A bunch or cluster of bananas is called a ‘hand’
- Bananas can float in water
- All bananas are naturally, slightly radioactive.
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8 Amazing uses for bananas- Brightening up houseplants.
To begin our list of 8 amazing facts about bananas, we will look at; how a banana can brighten up your house plants.
First of all, for this top trick, all you need is the skin of the banana, therefore you can go ahead and eat the banana.
On the whole, simply use the skin of the banana to wipe down each leaf on your house plant. Ensure that you remain gentle, as you don’t want to cause any tears in your leaves.
8 Amazing uses for bananas- Make a frozen treat
Next up on our list of 8 Amazing uses for bananas, we come to making a frozen treat. If you enjoy eating bananas, this is without a doubt the perfect alternative to a fresh banana.. As well as tasting amazing, it’s also a good way to get your children eating their 5 a day during summer.
Although you don’t really need any equipment, and the only ingredients is banana, you may want to get some lolly pop sticks, as they make it easier to eat.
First, peel your banana and slice it in half, long ways.
Next, push the stick inside the banana and place on a piece of baking paper and transfer to the freezer.
After 20 minutes, you can enjoy your frozen treat.
8 Amazing uses for bananas- Make a vitamin rich face mask.
After frozen treats, we come to making a vitamin rich face mask. Overall, this amazing use for bananas will leave your skin feeling soft, looking healthy and is a definite must try.
As well as this, it’s also a perfect way to use us old bananas that are ready for the bin.
To begin making your facemask, first; mash up 2 medium bananas.
Next, gently apply this to your skin. Once applied, let this set for around 20-30 minutes. Lastly, wash your face with cold water.
Another facemask that you could make with your bananas is-
1-50g plain yoghurt
2-3 tablespoons of honey
and 2 medium, mashed bananas.
8 Amazing uses for bananas- Polish your silverware
Moving on, we come to the next use on our 8 amazing uses for bananas; polishing your silverware.
Again, this is using the skin on the banana, therefore you are not wasting any good bananas.
To polish your silver wear, first remove the stringy parts from the banana skin. After this, use the skin to rub down the silverware. Once you have finished, use a soft cloth or paper towel to buff the silverware.
As well as shining your silverware, this trick also works on shining your leather. Follow the steps above on your leather.
8 Amazing uses for bananas- Tenderise your roast
This next point on our list of 9 amazing uses for bananas, we come to tenderising our roasts.
Many Asian countries around the world have used banana leaves to wrap around their meat to tenderise for years.
As well as this, simple bananas can also achieve this.
In order to enjoy some extra tender roast, simply place a ripe (peeled) banana into to the roasting tin as it cooks. Furthermore, it is also a good idea to cover the roast tin with tinfoil for the first 30 minutes that is it in the oven.
8 Amazing uses for bananas. Repel plant mites/aphids
Number 6 on our list of 9 amazing uses for bananas is repelling plant mites, also known as aphids.
Aphids are know for their destruction among cultivated plants and also for ruining gardens. In addition to weakening the plant, they also disfigure ornamental plants by depositing honeydew.
As many gardeners will know, aphids are a nuisance and also very hard to keep away. In order to repel these pesky mites, first; cut up your banana skins and leave them out over night.
Next, bury these skins around the plants that are prone to aphids. However, avoid using whole banana skins as many animals will dig them up for food.
8 Amazing uses for bananas- Use as fertiliser
Many gardeners out there will already know this added benefit of bananas. However, for those who don’t, it’s very simple.
Bananas and their skins are full of potassium, which in turn, is very good for plants (and humans).
To begin, collect up and dry out your banana skins during the winter months.
Towards summer, blend them into mulch. Once complete, this mulch can then be spread around the soil when new plants or seedlings are planted.
Furthermore, you can also add your old bananas and banana skins to your compost heap.
Attract butterflies- Amazing uses for bananas
This next use is a trick that myself and my children like to do in the summer months.
If you are anything like me, you will love to sit and watch as nature passes you by.
In order to attract more beautiful butterflies, all you need is a ripe banana. Next, poke several holes into the banana through the skin. After this, place your banana on a raised surface in your garden, preferably somewhere a little more quite. Additionally, I would also advise that you choose a surface about head height as it may also attract wasps.
As well as bananas, you can also use other fruits such as; mango and oranges.
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