Creative Applications for Bananas

Pamper yourself!  You may use a banana as an all-natural face mask to moisturise and soften your skin. Mix a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste and apply to your face and neck. Wait 10–20 minutes and rinse with cold water. For another popular mask, mix 1/4 cup plain yoghurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 medium banana.

Peel and cut four ripe bananas in half for friends and family. Insert a wooden ice-cream stick into each flat end. Lay them out on wax paper and freeze. Serve them as tasty frozen banana-sicles a few hours later.

Using a banana peel to polish silverware and leather shoes may seem odd, but it works. Rub the inside of the peel on your shoes or silver after removing any stringy material. Finish by buffing with a paper towel or soft cloth.

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Using a banana peel to polish silverware and leather shoes may seem odd, but it works. Rub the inside of the peel on your shoes or silver after removing any stringy material. Finish by buffing with a paper towel or soft cloth.

Many Asian countries wrap meat in banana leaves to tenderise it. Some think the banana can do this. Add a ripe, peeled banana to the pan the next time you worry your roast may be tough. Try these simple 30-minute dishes!

Do your indoor plant leaves seem dusty? Don't water them—it spreads dirt. Instead, use a banana peel to clean each leaf. It'll clean and polish the surface.

The creamy dip or spread made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and spices is a plant-based nutritional powerhouse.

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