I have a 12 part course coming up on How Food Quality Matters, and why its important to buy organic. I do discuss all the ways that eating quality food People complain that organic food is too expensive, but I believe its too expensive to NOT buy organic. There are so many ways you save when you buy organic, this class shares how to get more for your buck. In my class, I share the why its important, the way to save by doing this, and how to get the most bang for your buck. I address food waste in these classes as one of the ways to save money, there are many ways to utilize the entire fruit and veggie that we are not using. THere are dozens of other ideas on why to buy organic and how it helps you save money.
Do you know how quickly whole foods begin to lose their nutrients?
Do you know how to store them, on the kitchen counter, on a shelf in the fridge, in the crisper drawer.
Do you wrap it in plastic to store it? Do you punch holes in the bag? Or do you store it in a paper bag?
If it starts to wilt can you save it?
What can you do with all the kitchen scraps?
Where to shop to save?
What actually are phytonutrients and why do we need them?
What about the vitamins and minerals we can get directly from the food?
SAVING FOOD WASTE ALSO SAVES YOU MONEY AND ITS GOOD FOR THE PLANET.
The class will roll out end of April, beginning of May 2022. To give you an idea on why you need this information I am doing little teaser articles.
This week we are talking about how the majority of the phytonutrients in our fruits and veggies are in the skin. \
Today I want to share what I have learned about CITRUS PEELS.
Remember, to utilize the benefits of the outside skin of your fruits and vegetables you MUST buy organic, but if you learn how to use the entire item, it will save you other moneys down the line.
The most nutritious part of the citrus fruit is its pulp. The highest concentration of phytonutrients is in the pith, which is the spongy white tissue that lies right beneath the skin. The scientific name for the pith is albedo. Rich in pectin and high in flavanones. It has a slightly bitter flavor and a dry texture. When you buy canned orange segments or processed orange products, Big Food removes the pith with a chemical treatments. If the pith is not removed it has 4x the phytonutrients as the fruits has if it has been removed.
The membrane between the segments is also good for you.
Big food takes the skin of citrus and sells it to supplement companies. The peel of citrus fruit has many times the phytonutrients than the inside flesh. Buy organic and eat the peels and save yourself the money of buying supplements. Only do this if you buy organic. In other words you can utilize the citrus peels to make your own vitamin c.
Citrus has high pesticide residues on it and you can not wash them off. Buy organic.
Make sure you add grated citrus peels to pies, breads, cakes, marinades, sauces and salad dressings and also to cookies, cinnamon rolls and brownies. Add them to your smoothies. Add them to your homemade dressings.
Doing this adds flavor and nutrients.
Buy a zester. Toss the zest on your cooked veggies and salads.
In my upcoming class, we will talk about different yummy uses for citrus peels (and other peels and food waste) so that you get the biggest bang for your health and for your money from all of your product purchases. It will also save food waste.
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