Once you peel your banana, you might not want to immediately throw that banana peel away.There are a surprising variety of ways that banana peels can be reused, probably a number of them that you never considered before. Take a few minutes to look at some of the ways that banana peels can be reused below, and see some of the useful ways that the banana peel can benefit you more than adding to your trash pile.
The next time you decide to cook a roast, add a banana peel to the dish when you place it in the oven. The banana peel has just the right amount of moisture to keep the roast from drying out while cooking.
I know it sounds a bit weird, but apparently banana peels make for a good show polish without any of the toxic chemicals found in store-bought shoe polishes. All you need to do is rub it around on your shoe, then take a soft cloth to buff them and your shoes should shine like they were new.
Although not thought of as a food source in the US, banana peels are eaten in many countries and [they aren't toxic](http://www.livestrong.com/article/457082-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-banana-peels/). if you decide to give a [banana peel recipe](http://norecipes.com/blog/banana-peel-steamed-pork-and-rice/) a try, be sure to thoroughly wash the peel to get rid of any pesticide residue.