Why Waste Food Wednesday
DID YOU KNOW: Fruit is one of the most wasted produce items because it is the fastest to ripen? 🤔
Preventing food from going to waste is one of the easiest and most powerful actions you can take to save money and help the planet Earth to flourish for generations to come!
In fact, the benefits of preventing food waste from ending up in our landfills are quite compelling:
- Helps us save our money
- Reduces our carbon footprints
- Preserves energy and resources
- Lowers the price of produce and other products made with fruits and vegetables
- Creates opportunities for food security in low-income communities
So what can you do with some aging apples and a mushy strawberry or two?
For our #WhyWasteFoodWednesday post we want to share a quick recipe on how to repurpose parts of your fruit that are often easily discarded. With our recipe for a fresh fruit jam you can put those apple cores and strawberry tops to good use! 🍓 🍎
💚 6 Apples (Cores & Peels only)
💚 3 ½ oz Strawberry Tops
💚 1 cup of water
💚 ½ Lemon Juice
💚 1 cup Superfine Sugar (or Powdered Sugar can work as well)
Now it’s time for preparation! Make sure to follow the steps below.
5 STEPS FOR PREPARATION:
Step 1: Place ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
Step 2: Simmer for 20-25 minutes on low heat and mix occasionally until the fruit is completely dissolved.
Step 3: Remove from heat when liquid thickens and scoop out any excess apple cores or strawberry tops.
Step 4: Pour jam into a jar and leave to close (without lid).
Step 5: Keep refrigerated and enjoy with your favorite bread for up to 2 weeks.
If you have a recipe you would like to share with us for #WhyWasteFoodWednesday, please email mbereket@carly-bragg
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