Vegetables are necessary for healthy living. But most of us discard the best parts of vegetables without even realising their actual benefits.
Listed below are some of the most popular and common veggie scraps which we belittle:
Fibre-rich broccoli stalks help in the smooth functioning of the body. The leaves contain vitamins and antioxidants, which aid in red blood cell production. You can use them in salads, smoothies etc.
Cucumber skin is often peeled off and discarded, but it’s more nutritious than the flesh. It contains vitamin K, which aids in bone health and proper blood clotting. You can add them to your salads, smoothies or can even make soup out of it.
Cilantro stems carry nutrition which helps maintain blood sugar and also prevent cell, protein and DNA damage. You can use them in your soups, stews, salsas or can grind to make juice.
Most people throw away the leafy beet greens but little did they know that these are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein. They help preserve strong eyesight and also prevent cataracts. You can use beet greens for soups, sautées, smoothies, salads and juices.
Next time you get these vegetables, make sure you don’t ditch these veggie scraps.
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