Who said that you shouldn’t eat the core of an apple? Why do we have to peel carrots? A lot of what we throw away in our fruits and vegetables is not food waste. Today we’re going to show you how to eat better and have less trash.
– From Freshbox in Australia
We eat our food and throw our leftovers in the trash, as common sense dictates. But this division comes with the trap that usually encloses the least common of the senses. Some hard data requires rethinking: according to Food and Agriculture Organization), each year one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption, i.e., is discarded at the rate of one billion tons. Sounds like a lot because indeed it is.
Continuing with the figures, the FAO estimates that the United States wastes about 40% of edible food. For these latitudes, a 2011 study from the Institute of Sanitary Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UBA and Cease indicated that in the city of Buenos Aires is pulled between 200 and 250 tons of food per day that could be reused in 550,000 servings food.
From these statistics, we have at least two major problems: the waste of so much amount in contrast to the hunger of millions worldwide. Let’s not forget the pollution generated by decomposition (emits carbon dioxide and methane). The bulk of these wastes at the same time of harvest. Followers processing, storage, and distribution. Another point is the discarding of appearance, in which the whole fruit or “ugly” (very large or very small, rough or Siamese) vegetable simply ignores, as well as products with defective packaging or packaging. At the end of the long chain, we appear consumers, we enlarged the mountain of garbage avoidable habits that drag for too many years.
Keys to getting more food
Apples and pears.
There are those who eat the whole apple to save the process of having to approach a trash can to throw the heart. Sometimes these gestures of laziness can contribute to a more responsible consumption. Something from the site, which collects data Beast Food and news Mundial- culinary universe is recommended with a video titled “How to Eat an Apple Like a Boss”. The idea is simple: instead of eating the fruit from her sides, do it from the bottom up (or vice versa), including its center. The seeds have a pleasant nutty flavor, and the same goes with the pear. Its core is so soft that it is not worth wasting it. Thus, 30% of each fruit is used.
The fate of some vegetables usually aged in the drawer of the refrigerator. When this happens with a carrot, few things left to do: the passage of time makes it lose its hardness and very difficult to peel or scratch. The easiest resolution is usually ignored and let go. Error: no need to just put it in water for a few hours and voila, lost absorbs the liquid and is like new.
Yes, it is true, his heart is as rich, but the dishes that only include this part are a symbol of meanness, what about the rest? Ends up in the trash. We go against this abomination. The artichoke is eaten or not eaten whole. And with that we also talk about its stem. So be it.
Broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus. Other vegetables largely misunderstood. There is no reason to discard their trunks; you just need to have patience and cook some more. They can include tortillas, stews, soups, salads, finally, where they like.
Green onions and leeks.
While you can eat the whole plant, usually in both cases are used only green leaves. What few know is that if the bulb (where the roots grow) to a glass of water is carried, the plant is regenerated and thus can be used again about three times.
Never missing a mature confusing one rotten damask. Unforgivable mistake. Ripe fruits are the sweetest and are ideal for making sweets or cakes.
Sure you already heard and have yet to convince, but true: no need to peel potatoes, carrots, eggplant or zucchini. With wash them well enough. In his skin is most of its properties such as fiber and vitamins and gives an added flavor to any preparation. Like everything (or almost), it’s a matter of getting used to. A curious fact is that 12% of the total weight of a banana corresponds to its shell. We do not claim that the comma (although some do), know that it can be used to tenderize meat and preserve its juice while cooking, or to make tea, not more.
Leftovers. Unless so comfortable. If something left over, reused (tomato and onion salad may be part of a sauce) or frozen for later -the eat bread to the head. The same when going to a restaurant. Bring what you did not get to eat and to shrink saved after the amount of food discarded by the local.
One wonders if the reuse of these foods can reduce the amount of food that quickly becomes garbage. The reality is that no large-scale, but, as they say, it all adds up. In addition, improving the way people consume foods is a good way to take care of the pocket. After all, waste less is to spend less and be part of some looming as the beginning of change.
Remember that You Can Always Use More Than You Think
The key points here are that we should really eat more food, and to not be afraid of using more than we have. It’s time to fully utilize all that we have for maximum effect to have maximum health. If you want to see some of our work check out the “food delivery sunshine coast” Instagram page for what we do at Freshbox.