Fruit And Vegetable Peels' 25 Surprising Uses (PHOTOS)

11/12/2010 08:03 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

From The Daily Green's Jeff Yeager:

The Green Cheapskate brings you another in his ongoing but sporadic series Don't Throw That Away! Today's installment: A Rind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste.

"A rind is a terrible thing to waste." If you're a composting enthusiast like me, that's our mantra.

Nearly all fruit and vegetable skins can be added to the compost pile. But since I'm the Ultimate Green Cheapskate, I like to get even more mileage out of my rinds - at least before I deposit them in my compost pile.

Try out these creative uses for your peels next time you're thinking about heading out to the compost pile. (Warning: The skins of vegetables and fruits that are to be consumed or come in contact with food should be thoroughly washed first, even if organically grown.)

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