SAVE YOUR SCRAPS! 5 easy ways to boost your nutrient intake using the whole plant. Posted on 04/05/2020

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Silverbeet Stems

Silverbeet stems are rich in antioxidants, fibre and glutamine – an amino acid used in gut repair.

Chop and sauté your silverbeet stems in olive oil until tender. Add to your morning eggs, as a vegetable side dish or pop them in your next stir-fry.

Potato Peels

Many people don’t realise that the potato peel is actually the most nutritious part of the white potato. It’s full of fibre, iron, potassium and b-vitamins.

Make waste-friendly “chips” by tossing your washed and brushed potato peel in olive oil and roasting in the oven. Sprinkle with parmesan, chives and salt before serving.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are rich in good fat, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

After chopping up your pumpkin, wash your pumpkin seeds, then season with olive oil and salt. Bake in the oven until golden and enjoy either as a snack or sprinkled over salads.

Celery Leaves

Compared to the stalks, celery leaves have approximately 5 times the amount of calcium and magnesium! These nutrients are important for heart, bone and muscle health.

Chop and add these greens to your salad. They taste great!

Kiwi fruit peels

Looking past the fur, kiwi fruit peels contain a fantastic serve of fibre and are rich in vitamin C! Both nutrients are important for a healthy gut and immune system.

Add the whole kiwi fruit to your next smoothie for a nutrient boost.

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