Three Benefits of Vegetable and Fruit peels

Your kitchen scraps (vegetable and fruit peels) arent to be thrown away! 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 for health benefits! 

 

Here are three health benefits of vegetable and fruit peels: 

 

* Make stock for soup: Boil potato peels, onion skins, carrot peels, leek ends, etc. for vegetable stock. (Also save fresh herb stems for this!)

 

Make infusions: Infuse honey or vinegar with citrus peels by placing twists and letting the flavors seep. Strain the liquid and store in a clean jar.

 

 

* Make citrus olive oil: Pound citrus peel (pith removed) in a mortar and pestle with some oil. Place in a jar with more oil and let rest for six hours. Strain into another empty jar.