11 Nutritious Reasons to Eat Food Scraps

It’s not trash—it’s dinner!

By Emily Main


Herb StemsCarrot Tops

The mildly flavored greens that accompany fresh carrots can be used instead of lettuce on your next sandwich or blended into a green smoothie. The greens have six times more vitamin C than carrots themselves, as well as being rich in vitamin K and magnesium.

Learn More: Grow Your Own Carrots.

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