6 Tips for Eliminating Food Waste at Home
Simple strategies for making sure nothing goes to waste.
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Don't Judge a Fruit by Its Peel
Just because something doesn't look pretty doesn't mean you can't eat it. You can transform bruised or wilted foods by cooking them. Chop squishy tomatoes and simmer them into pasta sauce; they'll gain more lycopene, an antioxidant that may help lower cancer risk. Puree wilted carrots into a soup; when heated, their eyesight-preserving beta-carotene levels rise. Other ideas: Sauté limp lettuce, toast hard bread into croutons, or crisp stale tortillas in the oven.