I purchased beetroots with their leaves recently and thought how lush the leaves were and what a shame it is to compost them. After thinking well I eat delicious pumpkin stems and leaves from my garden so maybe... Therefor I googled and found out that I can eat my beetroot leaves!
And not only that but I can eat my radish leaves instead of throwing them back in the garden. And for those of you in colder climates; Eat your carrot tops! Those pretty feathery leaves are edible too.
There is so much we can eat and yet we toss out. Instead we purchase other greens that are marketed for our consumption and ignore the ones that have slipped our knowledge. But before you do go eating your leaves, research it first! Not all greens are safe, some leaves are toxic. So do eat your greens but do your reading first.
Have you been eating your leaves?
Stephanie at Frugal Down Under.
Our Frugal Lifestyle
- Frugal Down Under
- Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.