Most Wasted Foods In New Zealand


Most Wasted Foods In New Zealand

Posted in Farming and Growing, Food Systems on Aug 12, 2022

Written by Alannah Smyth


Wasted: 15174 tonnes, $62.5M

Our top tips: Refrigerate or freeze your loaf to get the longest life out of it, or try making croutons or breadcrumbs.


Wasted: 6302 tonnes, $20.5M

Our top tips: Orange peels are great for polishing wood, stopping brown sugar going hard and even making non-toxic cleaning sprays.


Wasted: 5117 tonnes, $14.8M

Our top tips: Don’t throw away the peels and cores - make a homemade apple cider vinegar!


Wasted: 4844 tonnes, $12.9M

Our top tips: Bananas are actually 35% peel – which are great for keeping aphids at bay on plants, and tenderising meat.


Wasted: 4767 tonnes, $8.3M

Our top tips: Potato peels are great for adding flavour to stocks or making tasty crisps.