You must have heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It means that if you consume only healthy foods, the chances of you visiting a doctor reduce very much. Apple is regarded as one of the healthiest food because it contains many nutrients necessary for the human body’s functioning and growth. However, you would be surprised to know that the peels of the apples are healthy too. According to researches, peels are a rich source of Vitamin E and K. They also contain a significant portion of apple’s vitamin C, apple’s folate, and other compounds, which help improve lung functioning and enhance cognitive abilities.
Do you still want to throw away the peels? Nah, I don’t think so. I used to compost the apple peels, but then I came to know about their benefits. So I started using them in other ways. I don’t remove the peels most of the time, but when I have to prepare the dishes that ask for peeled apples, I have no other option. Apart from peels, apple cores are also commonly wasted.
I am going to tell you an interesting way to save both the peels and the cores. So hang in with me for the rest of the discussion.
Apple Peels Tea Recipe
- 5 Apples Apple peels and cores
- 4 Cups Water
- 2½ tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 whole Whole cloves
- 1 stick Cinnamon stick
- You will need a saucepan to prepare the apple tea. Add apple peels and cores, brown sugar, and water to the saucepan.
- Bring the contents to a full boil. Add cloves and let the mixture simmer for one hour on low heat.
- Turn off the heat after one hour and add the cinnamon stick. Let the contents sit for 45-60 minutes.
- Check the sweetness of the tea. You can add more sugar if you want your apple tea to be sweeter.
- Your apple tea is now ready. All you have to do is strain the liquid with a fine-mesh strainer. Then, pour the strained tea into cups and serve.
Some tips and Tools for making Apple Peel Tea
- Mesh Strainer: Are you tired of improper straining every time you filter something. I have the best solution for all your training needs. This set of mesh filters is one of the best. I use it, and I have no complaints.
- Saucepan: I will suggest that you update your saucepan with this one. It comes with a measurement scale inside the saucepan to help measure the liquids. The glass lid allows you to monitor the contents.
- Make sure you use a fine strainer as you won’t like the apple mush in your glass.
- You can store the leftover tea in a mason jar and drink the leftovers cold or warm. You can heat apple tea in the oven or stove.
- You can also add lemon zest and honey. These variations give a unique taste to your apple tea and mold its taste accordingly.
- It is best to eat organic apples whenever you can. Organically grown fruit is way better than fruit is grown using fertilizers and farming tricks.
Apple peel tea is a great way to make use of apple wastage. A lot of people throw the peels and cores away or compost them. Now you can make use of them and get the maximum out of your apples. The taste of the apple tea is also great. If your taste buds can adjust with their taste and aroma, I am sure you will make apple tea every time you have apple peels and cores.