6 Practical Uses For The Apple Peels
There’s nothing more fascinating than finding alternative uses for different items and organic products we find banal in the day to day life and which we often associate with a single purpose only. We have seen in many cases how they metamorphose to gain new practical dimensions, impressive and hard to imagine changes in many cases. Here are now 6 practical uses for the apple peels, those healthy strips which often end up in the trash bin.
Of course, apple peels have to stay in the kitchen, where they actually belong. Since the cold season is in full swing outside, make yourselves an invigorating tea using apple peels. One simple recipe is pouring 4 cups of water into a saucepan along with 6 apple peels, 1 cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Boil for 15 minutes. Strain out the peels and cinnamon stick and add 1 tablespoon of honey to sweeten. It helps regulate blood sugar levels while it also works as a laxative and aids in digestion.
There’s always a great need of vinegar in a home. Using the peels and cores, pack a half gallon mason jar tightly, leaving an inch of space at the top. Fill the jar with water, completely submerging peels and cores. The contents must remain under water. Cover with a towel or cheesecloth, held in place with a rubber band. Store somewhere warm for about a month. Pour off liquid and store it in a glass jar.
But did you know apple peels can also help you lose some kilos? An apple peel contains a waxy compound called ursolic acid, which aids in weight loss. This compound was found to help in weight loss by increasing muscle and burning fat.
Surprises do not stop here. Researchers with the University of Singapore have found that, if doped with zirconium oxides, the surface of the peels can absorb negatively charged pollutants in water. The new study found that the supercharged peels efficiently removed phosphate, aresenate, arsenite and chromate ions.
And since it’s winter and windows mostly stay shut, give the indoor atmosphere a refresh by putting apple peels and water in a pot, add some cinnamon and simmer on the stove. And last, but not least, clean the aluminum pots b using the same apple peels. The acid in apple peels can remove stains and discoloration from aluminum pots and pans. Fill the pan with water, add apple peels, and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Sources: Lahealthyliving.com, Littlehouseliving.com, Thekitchn.com