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7 ways banana peels can improve your life

From whitening your teeth to clearing up acne, click through the gallery for 7 little-known uses for banana peels.

7 ways to use banana peels that you probably didn't know

It turns out banana peels can be used for more than slowing down your opponents in Mario Kart. Hailed as one of the single greatest cures for a bad Sunday morning hangover, the potassium-filled, nutrient-rich fruit is a staple fruit in most kitchens.

But did you know the peel packs just as much of a life punch as the actual fruit itself? Wise Bread found the peel can be crucial in removing splinters, fighting off acne and even shining your favourite shoes, among other helpful uses.

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