How to eat a banana with proper form

Even if some people believe the idea that 95% of our generation will allow genitals in their mouth but refuse to eat this part of the banana, there are actually many benefits of eating bananas and it can be fun if you know how to eat a banana with proper form! The real magic is in how monkeys peel their banana to get at the goodness inside.

Bananas are delicious and work like a charm in pancakes, but odds are you’re peeling them the way that you’ve been taught and never thought about it. So let’s do it like the experts: monkeys.

Step 1: Get a banana

Get a banana
This part is easy and open to some choice. This banana is nice and evenly yellow. I like mine to have more brown on the outside while others insist on there being a little green. Hey, it’s your banana, I’m just here to tell you about peeling it.

Step 2: Identify the top of the banana

Identify the top of the banana
Bananas grow in bunches pointing up with the stems on the bottom. The other side is really the top. Picking the right side is essential if you want to know how to eat a banana with proper form.

Step 3: Pinch the top

Pinch the top

Get a nice firm pinch on the top of the banana. You might get a bit of smooshed banana goop on your fingers, but with practice you can do it cleanly.

Besides, the banana goop tastes good. Lick it off your fingers!

Step 4: Peel

So you’ve pinched and gotten a good hold on some part of the peel. Great! Now pull it!

Step 5: Repeat

Peel two or three more times and you’ll have a beautiful banana to behold and eat.

Step 6: Eat!


This banana was huge so I shared some of it with Mitch, who was helping me out by taking pictures.

Mmm… banana.

Step 7: The Beauty of it All

With the stem still intact you have a natural handle for the banana. There’s no fumbling or trying to get the last bit out, it just happens easily and naturally.

So toss the peel in the compost and get on with your day a little happier that you just had a banana and you feel awesome!!

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