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10 Good Reasons To Use Garlic and Onion Peels

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
Garlic and Onion Peels

Onion and garlic are the two most widely used vegetables all around the world. But many of us throw away their skins or peels...isn't it? You will be amazed to know that they are actually nutrient dense and have numerous household uses as well.

The outer skins of garlic and onion are high in vitamins A, C, E, and antioxidants. Onion skin is also high in flavonoids, particularly quercetin, a powerful antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory.

Peeling garlic removes the phenylpropanoid antioxidants that protect the heart and aid in the battle against aging, as well as boosting immunity and lowering cholesterol. Don't be surprised if you find garlic peels in healthy goods on the market.

It should be noted that in order to get the most out of onions and garlic peels, use organic wherever feasible to prevent ingesting pesticides sprayed on the veggies' outer layers.

10 Uses and Benefits of Garlic and Onion Peels:

Relieve muscle cramps

If you wish to relieve muscle cramps, simply boil some onion peels in water for 10-15 minutes. Before going to bed, strain the onion peels from the water and drink it as tea.

Induce sleep

If you have sleeping problems, try a cup of onion skin tea as a natural sleep aid. All you need to do is heat up one glass of water with some onion skins. For 10 minutes, bring this to a boil. Enjoy the tea after straining it.

Add nutrients to the compost

Onion and garlic skins are excellent sources of nutrients for your compost pile. So, never throw away garlic or onion peels because they are really beneficial to your plants.

Treat throat soreness

Boil onion peels for ten minutes in water. After that, gargle. With its anti-inflammatory characteristics, this will aid in reducing throat inflammation.

Hair growth

If you have dry and damaged hair, use onion peels to cure it. All you have to do is soak the onion peel in water for 10 minutes. Then, using a standard shampoo, wash your hair. Rinse your hair with this liquid to make it silky and smooth.

Garlic Peels

Alleviate itchy skin

The antifungal qualities of garlic and onion peels make them useful for treating itchy skin conditions like athlete's foot. To relieve the pain, apply onion-infused water to the affected area.

Better roasting

When roasting garlic, leave the skins on since they will keep the interior part soft from the inside while also adding the healthful elements indicated above.

Add extra nutrition to soups & stews

Garlic and onion skins can be added to stews, soups, and bone broth or stock to add extra nourishment. After that, strain out the thin skins.

Mix into bread

Put one teaspoon of ground onion peel into your homemade bread dough to bring gentle flavor and nutrients.

Nutritious rice

Mix in some onion peels when you cook rice to add some extra vitamins. Then gently remove the onion skins after cooking.

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(Also read: Benefits Of Eating Raw Onion With Your Meals)

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