- The peel can be grated and stored in jars for use in recipes.
- A citrus peel can be added to a 50/50 mix of vinegar/water and soaked for a week. The result is a scented household cleaner.
- Citrus peels can also be boiled in water. The natural oils in the peel will permeate the water and the room acting as a natural air freshener.
- A citrus peel in the
refrigerator will help remove odors much like a box of baking soda does.
- Orange peel is known to remove scuffs from the rubber soles of athletic shoes.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Eliminate Food Waste ... Recipes and Household Uses for Citrus Peels
Wasting food is a concern of mine. I try to purchase only what I need so I do not waste my money or precious food. I read the article “12 Ways to use Food Waste” by Amy Palanjian and she suggests using a citrus peel to flavor water. This fascinated me as I have noticed wedges of citrus in water, not just the peel.
This prompted me to start to look for other uses for citrus peels. Citrus peels can be used in a variety of ways.