I'm looking at what yeast need to live and nanners seem to have a fair bit of that. I have seen a lot of information on adding them for flavor. If nothing else I will be trying this soon and will update with results.

  • Your question is? If anyone has used bananas as nutrient for yeast?
    – Philippe
    Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 14:15
  • Mead usually ferments well enough without bananas, other fruit or indeed without yeast nutrient. Commented Feb 15, 2018 at 9:42

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Banana does have a couple of the nutrients yeast needs. Potassium, folic acid, magnesium etc.

Most fruits lack FAN though.

That being said bananas wouldn't be a complete replacement for a yeast nutrient product.

  • I agree. Some will add bananas to add body (in wine) but I don't find it has the desired effect. Some banana flavour will remain though.
    – Philippe
    Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 17:38

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