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Something that we throw away every time we cook onions, the onion skins, actually have great value. It has some magical healing powers as they are exceptionally rich source of plant compounds called flavonoids, especially the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, quercetin.

Onions and garlic are possibly the most widely used vegetables in all world cuisines. But most of us throw away their outer skins and peels. That papery covering may seem like just throw-away packaging, but you’ll be surprised to learn they are actually nutrient dense and have a several household uses as well.

Although the skin is not edible, the benefits can be reaped by adding it to stock. To extract quercetin and other beneficial plant compounds that onions skins might contain, toss a whole onion or two, scales and all, into the pot next time you make soup, put a stew into the crock pot, or cook rice.

This is a great way of getting a little more out of your onions, rather than wasting the skin.
  • Prep Time :  5 mins
  • Cook Time : 10 mins
  • Serves : 1

 

Ingredients to make Onion Peel Tea

 

  • Onion skins and outermost layer of 2 big Onions
  • Green Tea sachet 1
  • Hot Water 1 cup
  • Honey 1 spoon
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Mint leaves a few

 

 

Method to make leftover Onion peel tea :

Peel the onions, keep the outer most layer along with peels. Wash well.
In a glass jar, put in the onion peels. To this add green tea sachet.
Pour 1 cup of hot water, cover and let it steep for 10 minutes.
Strain the liquid. Add 1 tsp honey. Mix well.
Add 1 tsp lemon juice and some mint leaves.

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Leftover Onion Peel Tea
Recipe Type: Healing Tea
Author: Lata Lala
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • Onion skins and outermost layer of 2 big Onions
  • Green Tea sachet 1
  • Hot Water 1 cup
  • Honey 1 spoon
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Mint leaves a few
Instructions
  1. Peel the onions, keep the outer most layer along with peels. Wash well.
  2. In a glass jar, put in the onion peels. To this add green tea sachet.
  3. Pour 1 cup of hot water, cover and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the liquid. Add 1 tsp honey. Mix well.
  5. Add 1 tsp lemon juice and some mint leaves
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