No-more-waste: Prepare delicious, tasty items with apple peels
There's nothing really wrong with eating food the way you like it but you can do a lot to avoid wasting the apple peel and use it in your diet in other better ways.
Food wastage is a disaster, not just for the environment but also for the food itself. Many times we let useful food scraps go to waste without realising the many benefits they could bring to us. Vegetable and food peels, for instance, should go on our plate instead of ending up in the trash.
Did you know that apple peel is just as nutritious as the fruit itself? Most of us enjoy our sweet juicy apple without its skin, so we mindlessly peel it off. There's nothing really wrong with eating food the way you like it but you can do a lot to avoid wasting the apple peel and use it in your diet in other better ways.
Apple peels can be turned into some healthy, some tasty, and some both healthy and tasty treats that will make you actually like the peel. Apple peels are rich in vitamin and minerals, especially vitamin C that helps boost immunity and maintains skin health. Here are some recipe ideas you can pick your cues from to make some decadents with no-more-waste apple peels.
Apple Chips: Season apple peels with sugar/honey, cinnamon and other ingredients of your choice and bake them in the oven to make sweet and crispy apple chips. If you like them salty, sprinkle salt and black pepper powder instead.
Apple Tea: Boil and simmer apple peels in water for half an hour to one hour, add sugar/honey or spices and enjoy this warm and healthy cup of tea. Don't forget to strain the tea to remove the peels.
Infused Water: Just toss an apple in a jug of water and let it steep overnight. Enjoy the mildly-sweet water throughout the day with many added health benefits.
Apple Peel Jam: Boil apple peels and cores in water till they turn soft. Add sugar and lemon juice and boil again, and simmer till you see it turning into a jam-like texture. Strain and store in sterilised or airtight containers.
Apple Peel Syrup: Boil apple peel and cores in water till water thickens. Strain and add sugar and boil water again till sugar dissolves. Use apple syrup over pancakes, ice-creams, brownies etc.
Apple Peel Smoothie: Simply toss the apple peels in a blender, add milk or curd and some water along with nuts and seeds and a sweetener. Blend well to make a filling smoothie drink.
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