Banana Peels Can Purify Your Water!
A little off topic but in a word, bananas: Researchers have found that minced banana peels can quickly remove heavy metals from water!
In a new study published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, which I read while eating brown rice toast with sliced banana (no fooling!), researchers showed that the peels are a remarkably effective low-tech, low-cost solution to purifying rivers and streams that have been contaminated with metals. I’m going to assume it could work in your home, too!
A purification apparatus made of banana peels can be used up to 11 times without losing its metal-binding properties, they note. The team adds that banana peels are very attractive as water purifiers because of their low cost and because they don’t have to be chemically modified in order to work.
Mmmhmm. You see folks? Nature really does have (almost) all the answers.
Dolk’s Banana Therapy (cc) from Flickr user Imagesniper