It is well worth using the banana peel after the banana itself is gone, but there are a few things to remember. The first is that while we usually don’t wash bananas before eating them, if you are going to eat the peel, it’s important to give it a good rinse first. Unless organic, bananas are sprayed with pesticides during their growth cycle.
Next, there are a few ways to eat banana peel rather than straight and raw (which is totally fine, too). You can put your peel through a juicer or blend it into a mixed fruit smoothie. Some folks find that boiling banana peel for about 10 minutes creates a more appealing texture. But as we have mentioned, you can also simply scrape out the inside meat of the peel to get some of the benefits.
However you eat it or use it, banana peels don’t save very well. Once removed from the fruit, they blacken pretty quickly. It’s best to prepare and consume that banana peel right away. So how are you going to use yours?