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6 awesome things to do with your cooking water


The cooking water from vegetables or pasta is often considered waste and thrown away. However, many of them have interesting properties. Here are some ideas for reusing cooking water.

Weed with pasta cooking water

Once the pasta is cooked, the cooking water can be used in the garden as an effective and natural weedkiller.

But, to use it, you have to drain the pasta, keeping the water.

Either place the drainer in a large cul-de-poule to recover it, or skim the preparation to leave the liquid in the pan.

Good to know: Potato cooking water is just as effective against weeds.

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Clean surfaces with rice water

Rice water has many virtues, including that of gently cleansing.

To use it as a household product, the rice must be cooked in a saucepan and not steamed in a special cooker (which absorbs all the water).

You can also simply use the rinsing water which has the same virtues.

Once the rice has been prepared, this liquid can be poured into a spray and used to clean surfaces or unclog a gas cooker without damaging it.

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Take care of your skin and hair with rice water

Asian women have long known the virtues of rice water for hair and face.

It can be applied warm to the skin to soften the tissues and moisturize the epidermis.

Its concentration of antioxidants makes it an asset against irritation and aging of the skin.

It can also be used as a hair care in rinsing water.

The starch that this water contains smoothes the hair fiber and tames frizz for shiny and silky hair.

Water the plants with vegetable and egg water

During boiling, many vitamins and minerals are released by vegetables.

This rich water is very nutritious for indoor and outdoor plants.

It acts as a natural fertilizer at a lower cost.

We can thus water the garden, the vegetable garden, the flowers, and even the compost, taking great care not to drown the whole at the risk of unbalancing the phenomenon of degradation.

In this case, it is better to take organic vegetables and avoid salting the water (the plants don't really like it).

This trick also works with boiled or soft-boiled egg cooking water.

Clean silverware with potato, sorrel and rhubarb water

Silverware requires special care and often expensive and polluting products.

But it is possible to maintain it easily by using the cooking water of potatoes, sorrel or even rhubarb.

For the first method, simply immerse the silver cutlery directly in the water of the potatoes (with their skin) for a few minutes.

They can then be wiped clean.

For rhubarb and sorrel, soak a soft cloth in cooled water after blanching the fruit or leaves and gently rub the cutlery.

Take care of your clothes with spinach and white bean water

Natural textiles can also be gently taken care of.

The cooking water from white beans is used, for example, to detach woolen, silk or cotton clothing.

But in order not to damage the fabric, it should not be salted.

As for the cooking water of fresh spinach, it can be used as washing water to revive black clothes that tend to tarnish with washing.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-29

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