That’s why you shouldn’t throw away bread: 11 ideas with leftover bread

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In our affluent society, baked goods are among the most thrown away foods.

In Switzerland, an incredible 42 kilos of bread and pastries per capita are lost throughout the value chain and in consumption. Maximum: about 22 kilos at the processing stage. But even at home, 14 kilos are still lost per person. This is shown by the study “Food losses in Switzerland: environmental pollution and prevention potential” carried out by ETH Zurich last year.

Below, you’ll find eleven great ideas for really enjoying stale bread.

This is how bad food waste is for the environment

Food waste causes as much damage to the environment as half the number of cars, and as much carbon dioxide as air travel. The federal government is working on an action plan.

Food waste causes as much damage to the environment as half the number of cars, and as much carbon dioxide as air travel. The federal government is working on an action plan.

1. Refresh dry bread

Stale bread is still a valuable food – it’s just wasted water! Unless the bread is already rock hard, you can partially add the water by wrapping the bread in a damp towel for a while and then baking for 10 to 15 minutes. Or baked in the oven.

2. Crush the bread twice

Store stale bread cut into small pieces in a cloth bag and let it dry. Cooling in the oven is faster. Then use a food processor to make breadcrumbs or place in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. If there were no oil seeds in the loaves, dry breadcrumbs can be stored for a very long time.

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