View Full Version : What to do with banana peels?
02-18-2007, 07:06 PM
Once or twice a week I peel a whole bunch of bananas and freeze them. I then grind the peels in the Vita-Mix, but I usually get banana strings on the blade, sometimes wound around under it. Can this be prevented? At least I can pull them out of the Vita-Mix; I couldn't pull them out of the grinder under the sink.
02-18-2007, 07:13 PM
Why are you grinding the peels?:confused:
02-18-2007, 07:35 PM
If you're able to get a hold of a composter, you can just throw them whole in there... if not, I'd just throw in the trash...
I don't think there's much of a benefit to grind them first, they'll still decompose in the landfill regardless...
Composting would be the best, if you're able to look into that...
02-18-2007, 09:31 PM
Really... why are you grinding banana peels???
02-18-2007, 09:33 PM
Yes, inquiring minds wanna know!!!???:confused: :confused: :confused:
02-19-2007, 06:37 AM
I could only imagine how bitter that meal would be to eat the peels *hairs stand on end thinking about it ** shudder** :p
02-19-2007, 07:06 AM
I used to feed them to my goats and they loved them!
02-19-2007, 07:11 AM
In Nova Scotia we have a rule for trash separation: One for recyclables (blue box), one for compostable (green bin) items, and one for neither of the above (i.e. garbage).
Since going raw, the amount of green bin items has gone up!between pineapple leaves, orange peels, pear and apple cores, banana skins, well, let's just say I'm glad the green bins are big!
I compost mine for next years addition to the veg plot.
02-19-2007, 09:16 AM
Just compost or bury under a bush. Especially since you do them all at once.
Just guessing, he is grinding them before putting them down the desposal in the sink.
Pierre, they are excelent food for staghorn fern. I once had a fiend that laid her peels whole on the top of the root ball. They are hanging plants and the fern grows out from the bottom. Of course she did not eat as many as you do.
Other than that, or composting, i dunno,
02-19-2007, 05:21 PM
Doe - I agree, although he's not letting us know, is he?:confused:
02-22-2007, 10:49 AM
I don't have a composter, and the only veggies I have growing here are a pot of basil and a pot of oregano. I have heard that grinding banana peels in the grinder under the sink is bad for it. So if I peel them one at a time, I flush them down the toilet. But if I peel eleven bananas at once, I grind them in the VM and then flush them.
02-22-2007, 10:58 AM
If you are flushing the banana peels to keep from adding to your garbage, that's just silly (no offense). If you have a toilet made before 1992 (or is it 1996?), you're flushing down 3.5 gallons with the banana peel. If it was made later, there's a good chance you're only flushing 1.6 gallons (6 litres). That's a lot of water.
If you don't have a composter, at least use a brown paper bag for your compostable trash, so it can decompose faster in the land fill.
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