Here's How You Can Use The Leftover Juice From Canned Fruit

There are a lot of foods that we buy, only to throw away a large edible portion simply because we don't know what to do with it. A few examples of this include beet greens, which often get tossed out but are actually surprisingly edible and incredibly good for you, fennel stalks and fronds, and even chickpea water (via The Kitchn). Luckily, there's an easy solution to avoid some of these pitfalls. 

For those of you who absolutely detest wastefulness and want to be sure you're getting the most out of your groceries, we've got a great hack for using the leftover juices from canned fruit. Instead of throwing away this sweet liquid, a few Reddit users have come up with some creative (and delicious) ideas for incorporating it into other dishes. Next time you buy canned fruit, try saving the juice inside and using it in a new way. As they say, waste not, want not.

The juice can be used to make sauces

This Reddit thread offers up some awesome suggestions for different ways to use the leftover juice, one of them being to use it in a variety of sauces, including sweet and sour, teriyaki, and barbecue sauce. Other users recommend using it in baked goods to replace some of the sweetener and the liquid in a recipe, this is a great way to incorporate a little sweet fruit flavor into a variety of baked goods. 

Others still suggested saving it to use for cocktail mixers, which is a great idea if you want to spice up that vodka soda or make a fun margarita. Some people said they put it in their oatmeal to add a little sweetness to it, while another recommended freezing the juice in an ice cube tray to make fruity ice cubes for cocktails or other fun drinks. Before you throw out the juice next time, try one of these ideas first for a creative way to waste less!