Have you ever tried this stuff banana vinegar? You must be familiar with white vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Banana vinegar is basically used in cerviches and salad dressings. The vinegar is made from fermented plantano machos which are a breed of banana somewhere between a plantain and a regular banana. You can definitely use a normal banana though if you want to make this home. Here is a recipe of banana vinegar and its uses:
Wash ripe bananas. Peel and cut into pieces. Add two parts water for every part of banana and boil for five minutes. Cool it and then strain. Add 1/4 part sugar for every part of banana and heat again. Cool and pour into suitable containers. Add one teaspoon yeast for every kilo of fruit used. Put a lid on it tightly and ferment for three weeks. Filter out clear, fermented liquid into a sterilized container (a container boiled in water for 30 minutes). Add 100 cc of mother liquor to every kilo of fruit used. Plug mouth of container with cotton and cover it with clean paper. Ferment for one to two months. Pasteurize for 20 minutes at 70 degrees Celsius.
Mix two tablespoons banana vinegar with one cup water, and use to douse your hair after washing. Rinse thoroughly, and follow with a light conditioner. The acetic acid in banana vinegar will remove residue from product buildup and help you get shiny, lustrous locks.
Mix one cup banana vinegar with four cups water in a basin. Soak feet for 15 minutes, the rinse and dry. Banana vinegar’s antiseptic properties help to deodorize rank odour and disinfect feet. Plus, its anti-fungal attributes prevent and combat fungal conditions like athlete’s foot.
PROLONG LIVES OF FLOWERS
Prolong the life of flowers in a vase. Add two tablespoons of banana vinegar plus three tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of water.
RASHES AND ITCHES
If you’ve got a bug bite, poison ivy rashes, psoriasis patches, you can take some banana vinegar on a cotton ball and rub them into your skin. If you experience burning, which psoriasis often causes, or itching from allergic reactions and bug bites, place the banana vinegar into the fridge until it becomes cool. Dip cotton ball in it and place it onto your skin for instant relief.
Soak a cotton ball or pad with undiluted banana vinegar, and secure it with a bandage. Leave on for one hour. Banana vinegar’s anti-inflammatory properties calm injured skin, and its acetic acid increases circulation and healing.
Increase soil acidity by using banana vinegar. In hard water areas, add a cup of banana vinegar to a gallon of tap water for watering acid loving plants like rhododendrums, gardenias, or azaleas. The vinegar will release iron in the soil for the plants to use.