Bananas are just as famous for their ease of use as they are for their nutritional value. They can be eaten raw, dried, fried, baked, boiled, or steamed. Unpeeled bananas are especially easy to store and carry around compared to other fruits since they do not require refrigeration, and the skin prevents them from being damaged easily. However, even though bananas are easy to carry around, the skin can be a real hassle to peel, and learning how to peel a banana could avoid those situations.
The texture of the banana skin makes it difficult for many people to peel the banana. Banana peeling methods range from picking at one small strand, pulling off chunks, or taking a knife and running it along the skin. If you are a novice to peeling bananas, start by peeling under-ripe bananas as they have firm skin and will give you more control over the peel.
The most convenient way to peel a banana is from its “handle.” However, when you’re peeling overripe or even ripe bananas, you might find that the top of the banana gets smushed when you peel it in this way. Or maybe, you are just bored and are looking for something new. Whatever the reason, here you are, ready to discover a world of possibilities in the banana peeling world!
This method is how most of us have learned to peel bananas and continue to use to this day.
This method has recently become popular thanks to TikTok and Instagram Reels. It is a simple, convenient, and no-fuss way of peeling bananas, and it derives its name because it is how monkeys eat bananas!
This method has a few benefits:
This method can get a little messy, so it’s best to use a banana that isn’t overly ripe. However, you might find this method helpful when you want to share the banana with someone and don’t have a knife on hand.
Note that this method is useful only when the banana skin is still firm. If you try to use this method with an overly ripe banana, soft skin, and soft flesh, you won’t get a clean cut. In such cases, it’s best to use any of the other methods mentioned, or if you want to eat just half a banana, cut it in half using a knife.
This method is primarily for people who are sensitive about getting their hands messy when dealing with bananas. If you don’t like the peel’s texture or you don’t like peeling an overly ripe banana, you can limit your contact with the peel using this method.
Since you are using a sharp knife in this method, it is essential that you are exceptionally safe and don’t end up hurting yourself. If you aren’t confident with a knife, lay the banana down on a cutting board and proceed with the steps above.
This method will work great if you want to chop the banana into smaller pieces or if you want to eat it with the peel entirely off.
There are several fun ways that you can come up with to peel bananas. We have walked you through some of the most practical and useful ways to peel bananas in this post. Hopefully, this post has introduced you to some new techniques you can try out the next time you peel bananas!
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