Waste not, want not… Volume 1 – (Article 1 of 5)

Waste not, want not… Volume 1 – (Article 1 of 5)

by Dr. Marli Botha

Food waste isn’t considered a problem because, for the most part, it isn’t considered at all. It’s easy to ignore because it’s both common and customary. I have yet to meet someone who is pro-food waste, but many aren’t convinced that it’s important” ~ Jonathan Bloom

Here are 4 uses and benefits of left-over fruit:

  1. One of the best and easiest ways to use leftover fruit is to infuse water with it. You can use any kind of fruit you have sitting in the kitchen to create all kinds of flavour combinations.
  2. You can use your spoiling or overripe fruit to make ice pops or fruit cubes. The great thing about this idea is that you can use any type of fruit. Simply freeze the pureed fruit in ice cube trays and then transfer the cubes to a Ziplock freezer bag for storage. Then whenever you want a smoothie, just pull out as many cubes as you need. It’s more economical than buying frozen fruit, and super healthy!
  3. Make your very own orange candy with this recipe for candied orange peels. All you need is sugar, water and a few oranges, and they take just an hour to make. (https://completerecipes.com/candied-orange-peel-recipe.html)
  4. All you need are five ingredients to make this delicious, creamy strawberry salad dressing. Salad and strawberries are a match made in heaven, and a blender, some strawberries, raspberry vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil and lemon juice will help you make it happen!

It is important to mention that no food is meant to be a cure-all for any condition, though there are certainly health and skin benefits contained within them. The one thing you should always do before using a new skin care product is to do a patch test to look for allergies and sensitivities.

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