We have entered a new decade, where people are getting smarter and healthier. This is only possible ‘coz of the changing world and the people opting for eco-friendly alternatives, which further helps in getting a clean environment. It is important to engage in eco-friendly habits to become conscious of the resources you have been using and conserve them. One such habit is to use the fruit peels which are generally not used and thrown in the trash. However, rubbish they may seem, peels are remarkably healthier and quite useful. This way, you will not only reduce food waste but make your life easier as well. Here are the uses of 10 fruits peels that you would not have thought about…
Lemon peels are an easy way to clean your utensils and make them smell less. Lemon peels can also clean your kettle very easily. All you need is to boil some lemon peels with a little water in the kettle to break down the mineral deposit and help it function better.
It’s said that apple peels aren’t easily digestible. On the contrary, you can use their peel to make ‘apple scrap jelly’ by boiling them with lemon juice, sugar and water. Boil and simmer these apple peels in a pan till the water is reduced to a jelly-like consistency. Use this jelly with a slice of bread for breakfast or for decorating your bakery goods.
You will be surprised to know that mango peels are loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and several vitamins. With a little tough texture and bitter taste, these peels can be used to make mango syrup by boiling the mango peels with sugar and water. You can also add a hint of lemon juice to improve the taste.
Known to be an exotic fruit, avocados are exceptionally healthy and have been used to make various dishes. The avocado peels are known to be really rough, however, much to your surprise, they are known to be edible. Avocado peels are known to have moisturising properties and can be included in your daily beauty regime. Rub the insides of these peels on your hands, feet, and even face, and leave them for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and see the difference in your skin.
Peaches are known to be highly nutritious. Their peels have hydrating properties and can even moisturize your skin. These peels can be used as an excellent beauty hack. Just add a little sugar inside the peach peel and rub on to your dry skin gently. This will not only hydrate your skin but make it shine as well.
Do you know that these slippery banana peels are an excellent way to shine your shoes? Well, the peel of this healthy and delicious fruit is loaded with minerals and vitamins. The potassium present in it can help you in polishing your leather shoes and silver objects. Not just that, banana peels can also reduce skin irritation, acne and wrinkles.
Various studies have proven that tomato peels are indigestible. However, what you don’t know is these tomato peels are an incredible source of vitamins and minerals. The best way to use them is to dehydrate them or dry them in the sun, and then crush to make a fine powder. This tomato peel powder can be used as a seasoning in various dishes.
Pomegranates are known to be antioxidant-rich and is good for getting relief from sore throats and cough. To use the pomegranate peel, grind them and use in warm water. Gargle with this water gets instant relief from sore throat. Not just that, you can also moisturise your skin with this peel. Gently rub the inside of this peel on your skin and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and see the change.
This indigenous fruit is loaded with nutrients and is known to be quite high in vitamin C. Much to our surprise, the skin of this fruit is edible in reality and has 50 per cent more fibre than the fruit itself. So, the next time you are making fruit salad, just wash kiwi well and cut it with the skin on.