Fruit pits to throw away? You can recycle them! Discover some ideas in the name of the green economy

Fruit kernels and waste can be used to make liqueurs, vinegars, 100% organic fertilizers and so on.

 Make plant compost. By recycling kernels and peels you will get a fertilizer, a real compost to add to the soil of your plants.

Make a good liqueur. You can reuse the kernels of plums, apricots or peaches to prepare liqueurs to be used as excellent digestives at the end of lunch or dinner. Would you ever have said that?


The taste is truly delicious, close to that of amaretto thanks to the hydrogen cyanide contained in the seeds, whose characteristic taste is close to that of bitter almonds.

The percentage of hydrocyanic acid contained in the pits is low and therefore the liqueur, if drunk in moderate quantities, is not toxic.

You can drink it in small quantities after dinner.


20 apricot kernels

200 ml = ½ a cup of alcohol 95 ° (good taste alcohol)

300 gr= 1½ cups + 2 tbsp  of sugar

300 ml =1.2 cups of mineral water


It is not necessary to have all the kernels initially to start the liqueur.

The stones should not be used whole.

Wash them well, then with the help of a nutcracker open them, throw all the wooden pieces in the alcohol. The internal seeds, on the other hand, must be deprived of the skin that covers them and also thrown in alcohol but whole.

Pour the alcohol into a glass jar and close.

As you have some stones you will pour them into alcohol until you reach the number required by the recipe.

Once you have reached 20 stones, close the jar, write down the date and leave to rest for 40 days.

After 40 days, prepare a syrup by putting the sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat almost to boiling point, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

When the sugar is completely dissolved, turn off the stove and cover the saucepan.

Let the syrup cool then pour it into the jar along with the alcohol and apricot kernels.

Close and leave to infuse for a week.

Filter and bottle.

Let it mature for a couple of months before enjoying.