Don’t Throw These 6 Foods Away!

These foods are too good for the bin

The bananas and avocados in the fruit bowl are mushy and brown and the bread is getting really hard? No reason to dispose of them! Many foods are perfect as little helpers in the household or for beauty care or can be used for other purposes in the kitchen. We reveal which 6 foods you should never throw away!

Hair mask made from avocado that has turned brown

ARCHIVE - On February 15th, 2017 in Berlin a woman cuts an avocado with a knife.  (To doa «Medic warns of" Avocado-Hand "» from May 11, 2017) Photo: Andrea Warnecke / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk +++
If the inside of the avocado is mushy and brown, it doesn’t have to end up in the trash.

Once the avocado has turned brown and mushy, it looks unsavory and doesn’t taste particularly good either. But you don’t have to throw them away – because the many ingredients and good fats that are in the avocado can be used differently!

You can quickly make a nourishing hair mask from an overripe avocado: To do this, crush the pulp of the avocado properly and mix it with lemon juice, a little honey and a dash of olive or coconut oil to a pulp. Put the mixture on your hair and leave it on for about half an hour. Then rinse thoroughly. Straight dry hair looks shiny and well-groomed again afterwards.

Body scrub from coffee grounds

You shouldn’t just throw away coffee grounds either! Instead, use it as a peeling: the small grains can be used to perfectly remove dead skin, while the caffeine it contains promotes blood circulation and has an invigorating effect. Take used coffee powder directly into the shower in the morning and gently rub it all over your body and face.

Egg shells as plant fertilizer

Egg shells are perfect as fertilizer for house and garden plants, because the shells contain a lot of nutrients such as calcium , magnesium, copper, iron and fluorine. To release these, the eggshells should be crushed in a blender before fertilizing. The resulting powder can then simply be added to the irrigation water. You should not completely dispose of eggs that have long expired, because you can still use the shell.

Delicious croutons made from hard bread

When leftover bread has hardened, it usually ends up in the trash. But even if the bread is no longer good as a sandwich, there is another use for it: as crispy croutons! They give salad or soup the perfect crunch and can be prepared quickly and easily in the pan or in the oven. Simply cut the old bread into small cubes and toast it with a little olive oil, salt and pepper until crispy brown. Not only does it taste much better, it is also cheaper than pre-purchased croutons.

Banana bread and nice cream made from brown bananas

Banana bread - the perfect breakfast!

Bananas that have gone brown are rather unpopular on their own –  but they are perfect for a delicious banana bread (a great banana bread recipe can be found here!) ! The riper the banana, the sweeter it tastes. Ideal for banana bread because the natural sweetness means that less industrial sugar has to be added. If you don’t like banana bread, you can also freeze the overripe banana and turn it into delicious nice cream, mix it into a smoothie or – but then use it in an unfrozen state – for pancakes or shakes.

Simply freeze wilting herbs

Do you have fresh herbs such as parsley, mint, coriander or basil at home that are slowly sagging? Don’t throw them away – they can also be frozen just fine. Wash them before freezing and best of all, chop them right away so that the herbs can be dosed more easily afterwards. Then put the herbs in a well-sealed freezer bag in the refrigerator compartment. Both the nutrients and the aroma of the herbs are preserved through freezing.

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