22 Jul '11, 8pm

Waste Not an Onion Skin, Want Not…: I consider myself fairly conscientious about food waste. While I refuse to d...

Waste Not an Onion Skin, Want Not…: I consider myself fairly conscientious about food waste. While I refuse to d...

I consider myself fairly conscientious about food waste. While I refuse to dine on a prematurely cracked egg or an especially fuzzy and off-color piece of fruit, I do make the most of what I have and limit my food waste to ends and skins that mostly make it into the compost pile. I am not trying to sound sanctimonious, but I like to think I do my part. But there is always more to be done, and as internet chatter is not shy in reminding us, there are all sorts of uses for those bits and scraps that we so mindlessly discard. According to an article published in Food Navigator.com , waste products from onions (particularly the skins that don’t make it much further than the garbage or compost bin) are rich in all sorts of fiber and flavonoids and hold all sorts of potential uses as food sources and food ingredients. The authors of a study, titled Plant Foods for Human Nutritio...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/waste-not-an-onion-skin-...

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