Everything you knew about the yellow fruit is a lie because apparently, we should be eating the skins as well

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Since you were teeny tiny, you've been trained in the art of peeling and eating a banana before tossing the skin in the bin without a second thought. 

 

But everything you thought to be true on the yellow fruit front is a lie. 

 

Turns out, consuming the outer part of the 4pm staple is seriously good for you – and it's only us in the west who haven't realised it yet. 

 

Health-conscious folk over in India have been cooking and consuming the yellow fruit's peel for a long time, reports Live Science. It's apparently a source of vitamins C and B6, magnesium and potassium so it makes no sense to keep piling them up on the rubbish heap.

 

Sure, they don't taste very nice raw: all bitter and chewy. But bake in the oven for 30 minutes and hey presto, they become sweet, soft and melting. Just make sure you clean them thoroughly first to remove any pesticides and try to go for ripe fruit as the skins are naturally sweeter.

 

You learn something new every day, and all that. 

 

 

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Please note this article has been produced for information purposes only and should not be viewed as a replacement for any kind nutritional advice.