For your entire life, you’ve probably been cutting off and throwing out your strawberry tops. (Us, too.) Turns out, though, they’re edible--and healthy.
See, wastefulness aside, strawberry leaves actually have some pretty cool healing properties. Namely, they’ve been proven to relieve gastrointestinal discomfort and joint pain. Plus, they taste not so bad--kinda like spinach or any leafy green.
Here, a few uses for these frequently discarded scraps.
Fruity Water. Use washed strawberry tops to infuse your water. The result: slightly sweet, refreshing strawberry-infused water with slightly more flavor than your typical cucumber and lemon water.