6 lesser-known culinary uses of onion peels
Do you also throw away the onion peels? Well, after reading this piece of information, you might stop throwing them. Yes, you read it right.
For the uninitiated, onion peels are a rich source of many nutrients. They contain Vitamin A, which is very helpful for eyesight.
They also contain Vitamin C and E which can be used in the treatment of skin. As per studies and experts, these peels can be used in many ways to enhance other dishes.
Scroll down to learn lesser-known culinary uses of onion peels.
1. Add to soup and gravy
Start adding the peels while boiling soup, stock, and gravies. It will help thicken the gravy and will also infuse an eye-pleasing purple hue into it. Make sure to take the peels out after boiling them for a couple of minutes.
2. Infuse smokiness
If you are someone who enjoys smokiness in your dishes, then make onion ash by roasting onion peels in the oven till they turn dark in colour. Then grind them to make a fine powder and sprinkle away. Try it and thank us later.
3. Make onion skin tea
Yes, there is such a thing as onion skin tea as well! In the opinion of experts, this tea helps calm the mind and improves the immune system. All you need to do is pour hot water into a cup containing tea bag/green tea leaves and onion peels and let both seep for some time. Strain the tea and enjoy.
4. Add to water
You may also add onion peel to water and drink it. As per studies, it has anti-inflammatory properties and helps relax muscle cramps. Simply soak the skin in a glass of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove the skin and drink the infused water for better results.
5. Add to rice
Whatever rice dish you are making, simply enhance the flavour by adding a few onion skins. It lends a subtly bitter flavor to rice, which many people enjoy.
6. Mix into bread
If you are baking bread at home, add one teaspoon of ground onion skin for a subtle onion flavour.