6 Unknown Uses For Apples
It is the fruit that we all turn to when we now and then mime a healthy diet in a world of fast-food. But beyond its substantial vitamin contribution, an apple hides some little secrets that we can make use of in our day to day lives. Here are some unknown uses for apples, coming via Rd.com and Treehugger.com
If your roasted chicken tends to emerge from the oven as dry as a snow boot on a summer’s day, don’t fret. The next time you roast a chicken, stuff an apple inside the bird before placing it in the roasting pan. When it’s done cooking, toss the fruit in the trash, and get ready to sit down to a delicious — and juicy — main course.
Want a simple and effective way to extend the shelf life of your home-made or store-bought cakes? Store them with a half an apple. It helps the cake maintain its moisture considerably longer than merely popping it in the fridge.
Apples give off ethylene, a gas which accelerates ripening. In the meantime, place unripe bananas, avocados, tomatoes, etcetera in a paper bag with an apple for a few days and it will take you from green and hard to sweet and tender. For best results, maintain a ratio of about five or six tomatoes per apple.
Salting to taste is one thing, but it is possible to overdo it. When you find yourself getting heavy-handed with the saltshaker, simply drop a few apple (or potato) wedges in your pot. After cooking for another 10 minutes or so, remove the wedges — along with the excess salt.
Said to reduce inflammation and the appearance of fine wrinkles, apple’s pectin is a natural boon to the beauty routine. For a quick way to brighten up your face, grate a peeled and cored apple and apply to skin; let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Brown sugar loves to transform itself from soft and crumbly into a hard impossible brick. But if you place a slice of apple in a sealed bag with hardened brown sugar and it will be soft again in a few days as the sugar absorbs the moisture of the fruit.