You Do Not Need a Dedicated Tool For Peeling and De-Stringing a Banana

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I know we should do everything we can to encourage healthy eating, but spending money on a unitasking kitchen tool designed to prep a banana is just completely unnecessary. Mother Nature's most perfect food doesn't need our help.


What's that you say? It makes peeling a banana easier for little kids? I'm pretty sure anyone young enough to struggle with that procedure had the banana handed to them by an adult who could do it for them. They didn't shimmy up a tree and pick it themselves, so I don't see the problem there.

The tool can also be used to remove those long strands of cellulose material from the peel which are perfectly edible. And even has a scoop for gouging out brown spots which, again, are perfectly fine to consume. So do yourself a favor here, skip buying the banana peeler and use the $5 you saved to just buy yourself some more bananas. You'll be better off in the long run. [Design3000]

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Peeling the banana is the least of my concerns. I usually have trouble getting it out of it's protective packaging.