5 Things To Do with Bananas (2/5)

Next time you contemplate tossing an overripe banana in the compost, think again. It turns out even the banana peel can be a useful tool around the house. Here's how!

2. Use bananas to tenderize a roast

2. Use bananas to tenderize a roast

Banana leaves are commonly used in many Asian countries to wrap meat as it’s cooking to make it more tender. Some folks in these areas say the banana itself also has this ability. So the next time you fear the roast you’re cooking will turn tough on you, try softening it up by adding a ripe, peeled banana to the pan.

No bananas? Try baking soda instead!


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