08 Mar '12, 12pm

20 Uses for Leftover Fruit and Vegetable Rinds and Peels

20 Uses for Leftover Fruit and Vegetable Rinds and Peels

Don’t throw your kitchen scraps away, put them to work. The outer skins of fruit and vegetables are filled with flavor and vitamins, and most often have enough matter left in them for another go-round. Some people are peelers, some people aren’t. Some people swear by the nutrients and fiber found in produce skins, others shy away from the taste or texture, or prefer removing the outer layer to reduce pesticide load. Regardless of your peeling preferences, citrus rinds, potato and other root/tuber peels, scooped-out avocados, and even cheese rinds all have more than one life. Aim to use organic produce in these applications, and make sure to scrub well. And if you don’t have time or need for them at the moment, most of them can be frozen for future use. Home 1. Clean Greasy Messes Before bringing out the big (toxic) cleaning guns in the kitchen, try lemon. Sprinkle affected...

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