Do you know that it is possible to use the skin of onions, instead of throwing it in the trash?
It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true.
More than 500,000 tonnes of onion waste are thrown away every year in Europe. Such a waste !
Instead of throwing them away, they can be reused.
And it’s very easy and useful, the proof with these 7 uses of onion skin:
Did you know you can put the skins of onions in soup or in a slow cooker?
The skin is as nutritious as the bulb of the onion.
It’s full of fiber and phenolic compounds that help prevent coronary heart disease.
2. Use onion skin as a dye for wool
You do not believe me ? Look here for the recipe.
3. Use onion skin for cramps
Do you have leg cramps? The skin of onions might just help you.
The recipe: boil the onion skins in water for 10 to 20 minutes, to make an infusion. Strain to remove the skins from the water and drink the water as a tea before going to bed.
Allow 1 to 2 weeks for the full effect to be felt.
4. Use onion skin in the compost heap
Stop throwing onion skins in the trash.
Instead, put them directly in the compost bin.
5. Use onion skin as hair dye
Here is the recipe for beautiful copper highlights for those with dark hair:
Pour 1 liter of cold spring (or demineralised) water over 4 handfuls of onion skins. Bring to the boil then let boil for 5 minutes. Cover and leave to infuse off the heat until cool. Filter and use in rinsing water, to be renewed regularly.
In addition, onions promote hair regrowth! Check out the trick here.
6. Use onion skin as a handle to slice an onion safely
Click here to see the tip.
And after, don’t forget to put the skin in the freezer for a next soup 😉
7. Use onion skin in wheat flour
According to an American scientific studydried and crushed onion skin instead of flour up to 1 to 5% increases the antioxidant content in bread! Worth a try, right?
If you feel like trying out these uses for onion skin, be sure to grab some when you go shopping for onions at the supermarket.
There are always many lying around at the back of the display 😉
And if you want to remove pesticides from onions, we recommend this article: How to Remove Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables Easily.
Have you tried these tricks for using onion skin? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to read you!
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Also to discover:
The Trick To Caramelize Onions 2 Times Faster.
The 7 Best Ways to Peel Onions Without Crying.