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I didn't think I'd be asking Google if you can eat a Banana peel when I woke up today, but here we are.
That's right. Thanks to Kentucky’s new starting quarterback Will Levis, the debate as to whether you should eat a banana with the skin on has become rampant on social media.
Levis began this bizarre series of events when he posted a clip of him eating a banana whole on TikTok alongside the caption: “I don’t fear the brown spots on bananas. They fear me. #menacetosociety”
Does your QB1 eat bananas like this? pic.twitter.com/as5XArSc3W— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) August 16, 2021
As you can see in the footage above, Levis, who transferred to Kentucky this offseason, doesn't hesitate as he munches down on the leathery peel. In fact, it takes him just over 50 seconds to eat the entire thing. How?!
His antics soon went viral, bringing plenty of reaction from shocked fans in the meantime.
"This physically hurt to look at," said one Twitter user, while another said: "What gets me the most is how he keeps taking bites when he hasn't swallowed his previous mouthful of unpeeled banana."
Meanwhile one user commented: "They always say the peel has all the nutrients."
If I never have to see @will_levis eat an entire banana, peel and all, I will BE OKAY— Anna Maria Tarullo (@tarullotweets) August 16, 2021
So are banana peels fine to eat? Yes is the simple answer, but only if prepared correctly.
"To eat it up, give it a good wash, remove the stem and try blending it into a smoothie, or frying it or baking it for at least 10 minutes," says US publication Today.
"The peel also becomes thinner and sweeter as it ripens, so you may want to wait a few days for the banana peel to develop some spots."
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Featured Image Credit: Will Levis/TikTok
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