Apples have been around for centuries. It’s still a favorite fruit to many children and adults. What people don’t know is that apples are/can be used for more than baking. We all know that apples are used for apple sauce, apple juice, apple pie, etc. But what we don’t know is that apples have other extraordinary uses. Listed below are three uses for apples that you didn’t know about.
Apple Cleans Your Hair
Apples can be used to clean your hair. No, you don’t just grab an apple and rub it against your scalp. Specifically, you have to make the apple into apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is known to be very acidic. It has a pH of about 3. Since it is too acidic, you want to be sure to dilute it so that your hair won’t become damaged. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a pint of water for the right dilution. After you have combined the two, rinse it in your hair while taking a shower. This solution will combat oily hair and get rid of soap residue that may weigh down oily hair. The vinegar scent should disappear after you let your hair dry.
Apple Absorbs Salt In Soups
We all had times when our hands slip and spill more salt than we want into our soup. It is sometimes hard to determine how much salt you’ll need in a recipe if you’re not following a recipe card. No one likes their soups too salty, but that doesn’t mean that we should toss out our disaster. If you have a couple of apples lying around the kitchen, you could use them to get rid of the excess salt you don’t want in your soups. All you have to do is cut a few apples into wedges and toss them in the pot. Wait around ten minutes or so before taking them out. Your soup should be less salty. This also works well with potatoes if you have them on hand.
Apples Ripen Other Fruits
Apples, just like most fruit, release ethylene gas. Ethylene gas is known to speed the ripening process in fruits. The trick is to put the fruits you want to ripen in a paper bag with the apple(s). If you don’t want your fruit to ripen too quickly, don’t put them too close to one another in the refigerator. Of course this ripening process won’t work for fruits like oranges or tangerines.