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.
Marinate Broccoli Stems
Only use broccoli florets in your dishes? Show the stems some love by adding them into soup, pickling them for a savory side dish or slicing them up into a slaw. Peel and cut stems into 1/4-inch slices and toss with a soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic marinade or a sherry vinegar, olive oil, salt, and garlic marinade. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy as a crunchy salad topping or as is.