Disposable cottons and razors are not the only things that we throw in the trash, we get rid of a lot of dirt brought in from the outside as well as food waste. By the way, speaking of food, debates remain about the edibility of the skins of cucumbers and apples, while most people agree that the skins of onions should be removed. However, the next time you peel an onion, don’t get rid of it right away. Find out why with the following six points:
For decorating Easter eggs
So yes Easter is not for now, but it is never too early to start harvesting onion skins. With the different shades you can give a touch of brown, purple and other shades of brown to your Easter eggs. To do this, boil the eggs and onion skins together. Otherwise, you can roll the skins directly on the shell of the eggs and put everything in aluminum foil before boiling.
To add flavor and color to soups
Onion skins not only add flavor to soups, but they also give the broth a very appetizing shade of brown. Save the onion skins for the day you want to make your own broth.
To protect plants
Onion skins are effective in protecting plants from certain insects and fungi. Mix 100 g of onion skins with about 1 L of water and marinate for seven days in an airtight container. Then dilute your onion concentrate with ten doses of water before use.
To avoid calf cramps
Onion skin broth is a natural and preventative remedy for calf cramps. Boil two handfuls of onion skins in water for 10 to 20 minutes at low temperature. Remove the skins and drink a cup of scented water every day before bed. You can say goodbye to restless awakenings from a calf cramp.
To color the hair
Onion skins work wonders for giving hair a copper tint. Put a handful of onion skins in the water and bring to a boil for five minutes, leaving the lid on. Then let cool and remove the skins. To color your hair, apply the liquid after shampooing. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse. For a more marked coloring, repeat the operation a second time.
To bake the bread
Onion skins add a delicious aroma to freshly baked bread. Depending on your taste (whether you want to smell the onion a lot or not), replace about 1 to 5% of the flour with powdered onion skin.
It’s crazy how much you can do with onion skins. We warned you, everything is a good onion!