It’s true that bananas are an easy and healthy snack to grab on the go. Walmart usually has its bananas placed close to the checkout as a reminder to grab a bunch, and they’re affordable to boot. Averaging around $0.50 per pound, a medium banana provides around 90 calories, 362 milligrams of potassium, 23 carbs, and 2.6 grams of fiber (via Walmart).
But the love for bananas goes beyond Walmart’s offering — they’re clearly just a fan-favorite fruit. Aside from being portable and delicious, eating a banana a day offers additional benefits, such as more energy, balanced blood sugar levels, and weight control. But with billions of bananas being sold every year at Walmart (which obviously doesn’t include all the other stores in the world), the potential for unwanted banana peel litter also exists. According to Earthbuddies, it takes the average banana peel two years to biodegrade. The good news is, you can save those peels and use them to make banana peel bacon — yes, we said bacon. Our favorite way to enjoy bananas? Frozen and added to a smoothie for the ultimate morning treat!