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Apple Peel Tea

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There’s nothing quite like a crisp, juicy apple. They are one of my favorite fall fruits.

Whether I’m dipping slices into chocolate tahini dip, turning cooked apples into parsnip apple puree, or adding fresh apple to avocado and apple and tuna salad — I just can’t get enough apples! 

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But one thing that does make me a little bit sad is throwing out the apple peels! I compost, but since the apple peels are such a rich source of nutrition, I hate to see them go to waste. 

Apple peels contain:

  • Most of the apple’s Vitamin E and K
  • Half of the apple’s vitamin C
  • All of the apple’s folate
  • Compounds like Quercetin (which has shown to improve lung function and fight off tissue damage in the brain) 

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So if your favorite cozy apple recipe calls for peeled apples, don’t feel guilty! Just save the peels and enjoy all of those health benefits from a warm cup of apple peel tea 🍎☕❤️

One tip: Use organic apples whenever you can to avoid exposure to pesticides! 

Apple Peel Tea

Apple Peel Tea

Ingredients

  • apple peels (preferably organic)
  • water
  • cinnamon stick
  • several whole cloves
  • zest from 1/2 lemon (optional)
  • honey

Instructions

  1. Add apple peels, cinnamon, and cloves to a pot and cover with water
  2. Bring water to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, covered.
  3. Add lemon zest and continue to cook for another minute.
  4. Strain peels and spices from tea and serve with lemon slices and honey.

Notes

The peel from one apple makes one well flavored cup of tea. Adjust water levels according to how many apple peels you have, and how strong you prefer your tea.

Adapted from The Kitchn

http://reclaimingyesterday.com/apple-peel-tea/

 Apple Peel Tea image featured on Real Simple Magazine’s Instagram account. Click here to see!

 

 

 



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