Not every fruit peel or veggie stem needs to be tossed! Find out which ones are edible.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately 30 to 40 percent of the American food supply is wasted each year. Before you toss those edible leaves, stems, and peels, or leave them in the compost bin, find out how you can cook with them and get more nutritional bang for your buck.
Cook Chard Stems
Colorful chard stems are another vegetable portion that can easily be overlooked. Try braising, grilling, roasting, sautéing, or slow cooking these red, yellow, and purple stems. If you want to include both chard stems and leaves together in the same dish, separate and chop up the stems and let them cook first before adding the leaves to make sure the stems have enough time to tenderize.