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4 Ways to Make Use of Onion Peels

Onions are rich in so many nutrients that they have been considered a super food with incredible properties ever since ancient times. Onion peels also contain many vitamins and antioxidants. Here are four ideas how you can make use of them without throwing them away.

Onion broth

Boil the onion peels in water for 1 hour. After that, the vegetable broth is ready and you can add it to soups and dishes. Onion broth adds rich flavor and extra color to dishes.

Onion tea

Boil 1-2 spoons of onion peels in 250 ml. boiling water. Leave them for 20-25 minutes, then strain the tea and sweeten it with honey if desired. This tea is very nutritious and rich in antioxidants, and works great for coughs and sore throats.


Onion peels are an excellent addition to compost as they are rich in nutrients that are valuable to the soil and aid in decomposition.

Onion spice

Wash the peels well, dry them and put them in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Then put them in a blender and grind them to a powdery state. The perfect spice to add flavor to your favorite dishes!