Why you should consider eating the whole banana — skin and all

Why you should consider eating the whole banana — skin and all

Christian Cotroneo

An uncooked banana peel can be tough and bitter tasting. (Photo: Jamesiez/Shutterstock)

Peeling a banana doesn’t require the nimblest of fingers. It’s basically Nature’s version of a twist-off bottle cap. Anyone with any kind of digits can get to the tasty slip of sweetness inside. But what if even that was too much of a bother? Why not just chomp right through the skin and be done with it?

Well, some experts suggest you can do just that. As Australian dietitian Susie Burrell notes on her blog, eating the whole banana may go a long towards reducing food waste and upping your nutritional intake…