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Low waste ideas: make the most of fruit peels

Pineapple Peel and Core Juice

Get creative with previously discarded fruit peels and offcuts and turn them into something delicious

If your New Year’s resolution was to eat more fruit and waste less in the kitchen, then we’ve got some inspo for you! Hold onto peels, skins, rinds and cores from your favourite fruit and transform them into new and interesting creations.

Pineapple Peel and Core Juice


Pineapple peel and core juice

Looks can be deceiving when it comes to this prickly peel, but it’s sweet on the inside. Simply blitz your pineapple offcuts, including the peel and core, with water until smooth, then strain and serve.

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Pickled Watermelon Rind


Pickled watermelon rind

Have you ever tried pickling your watermelon offcuts? The rind softens in the pickling process and makes a perfectly sweet and tangy addition to salads, sandwiches, cheese platters or barbecued meats.

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Whole Banana Blondies


Whole banana blondies

Banana blondies are a classic teatime treat and you can easily prevent wastage by using the whole banana – peel and all! Serve them with warm caramel sauce to tantalise any dessert-lover’s taste buds.

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Whole apple Jelly


Whole apple jelly

Don’t throw away overripe apples, this apple jelly is the perfect way to make the most of the whole fruit, core and all! Store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks and serve with a cheese platter.

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Nectarine Granita


Nectarine granita with peaches and cream

While some fussy eaters prefer to avoid the skin of certain stone fruit, you can waste less and still get that smooth taste by blitzing, freezing and turning them into a refreshing granita. This chilled treat will certainly please this summer!

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Candied orange peel


Candied orange peel

Before discarding any citrus peels, consider this sweet alternative. With just two ingredients, you can turn your orange, lemon or lime peels into a yummy treat or the perfect edible decoration for cakes or cheese boards.

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