If you throw away the little banana strings, stop right away! The reason will surprise you very much
Most of us are guilty of throwing away pieces of fruit or vegetable that we're not sure about. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, since often you shouldn't eat things that you don't know of. However, it's better to avoid doing anything before knowing what the benefits are first.
This includes those strings that are connected to a banana. To be honest, we usually throw these to the trash as well, as we don't know exactly what they are, so it's better to be safe. But after reading this, it turns out that instead of throwing them out, we better eat them!
Although they look pretty superfluous, these banana bitter strings are actually the best and healthiest part of the fruit.
These threads are called Phloem Bundles. And they are rich in potassium, fiber, vitamin A and vitamin B6. The phloem is a tissue found in all plants that is responsible for the transfer of nutrients to the fruit and helps them grow properly.
The phloem can tell you even when the fruit is ripe or proper for eating. If all the nutrients haven't been transferred to all parts of the fruit, the phloem will stay tightly attached into the fruit, which means the banana is not ready yet.
The phloem isn't the only part of a banana you shouldn't throw, right, you can even eat the peel. Not only is it edible, it is also excellent for your body.
The banana peel contains very large amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as magnesium and potassium. It also contains fiber and proteins.
Although you'll probably never try to eat the banana peel, it's not as strange as it sounds. People in countries like India have been using the benefits of the banana peel for centuries.
We don't accuse you of not being enthusiastic about chewing the bitter banana peel, as it doesn't sound so inviting to us also. If you are someone who doesn't like to waste fruits, you now know that in fact every part of the banana is healthy and safe for eating.
So the next time you avoid eating the banana strings, remember how many nutrients they have and how beneficial they are to your body.