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Unread 07-03-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Has anyone looked into banana skins as a source of dopamine?

“Banana contained dopamine at high levels in both the peel and pulp. Dopamine levels ranged from 80−560 mg per 100 g in peel and 2.5−10 mg in pulp, even in ripened bananas ready to eat.”

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"High Content of Dopamine, a Strong Antioxidant, in Cavendish Banana"
Kazuki Kanazawa* and Hiroyuki Sakakibara
Laboratory of Food and Nutritional Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2000, 48 (3), pp 844–848

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf9909860

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I wonder if dietry dopamin does cross th Blood Brain Barrier to the brain?
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Unread 07-03-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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And worth knowing for hard times. It also gives a clue to the urban legend of getting high off them.

For comparison, mucuna runs about 7% or 7 g per 100. If these numbers hold up we are looking at a half gram or so for the best banana. 560 mg is respectable and I bet a Junior Birdman could quickly figure out an automated extraction scheme. If only we knew a chemist or two...



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Has anyone looked into banana skins as a source of dopamine?

“Banana contained dopamine at high levels in both the peel and pulp. Dopamine levels ranged from 80−560 mg per 100 g in peel and 2.5−10 mg in pulp, even in ripened bananas ready to eat.”

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"High Content of Dopamine, a Strong Antioxidant, in Cavendish Banana"
Kazuki Kanazawa* and Hiroyuki Sakakibara
Laboratory of Food and Nutritional Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2000, 48 (3), pp 844–848

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf9909860

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Banana skins are pretty interesting things.Rub the skin on a wart and it will get rid of it quicker than anything the doc gives you.
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I wonder if you can smoke them?
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Yeah, but it is kind of like tequila - when you finish the bunch you have to eat the tarantula.


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you can of course make banana cake, or perhaps a sweet desert wine, and there is a green banana variety called plantain grown and eaten in the caribbean and in south east asia, skins are also used to make a spicy savoury dish, very nice. skins are also good as a deterrent on the way to patent offices for those wishing to tie up all creative use as with mucuna and basmati rice....
hurry we might be able to synthesize a mellow medicinal compound faster than it takes to get a treatment to market.......

or we could try drying and smoking the skins........

sorry steve, you got there first!
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Rick and Lindy..Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box
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And how about a banana colada to beat this 100 degree Texas heat?

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you can of course make banana cake, or perhaps a sweet desert wine, and there is a green banana variety called plantain grown and eaten in the caribbean and in south east asia, skins are also used to make a spicy savoury dish, very nice. skins are also good as a deterrent on the way to patent offices for those wishing to tie up all creative use as with mucuna and basmati rice....
hurry we might be able to synthesize a mellow medicinal compound faster than it takes to get a treatment to market.......

or we could try drying and smoking the skins........

sorry steve, you got there first!
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And how about a banana colada to beat this 100 degree Texas heat?
And if there is an issue with passing the blood brain barrier- there is snuff and snorting and smoking. Ive heard good things about nasally administered drugs- now I'm going to go dig out that banana peel I just threw into the garbage.
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