The amazing garlic peeling trick – and other fruit and veg hacks you need in your life

The amazing garlic peeling trick – and other fruit and veg hacks you need in your life

Garlic is an absolute staple in most kitchens, but how many hours of your life have been spent cracking open bulbs and peeling those fiddly, papery skins from the cloves?

It’s annoying at best, and enough to make you throw dinner on the floor and call in takeout, at worst.

But one person on Twitter may be about to change everything. User @VPestilenZ has shared a video in which they prise cloves from the bulb using the point of a knife – no peeling necessary!

Some people are questioning whether the garlic video is in fact a ruse (surely not!?), much like the recent viral pineapple peeling video, which turned out to be fake. Although it didn’t stop people trying it…

Here are a few more game-changing veg hacks we’re very much onboard with…

How to slice spherical fruit and veg in half without losing any fingers…

Daunted by a butternut squash? Jamie Oliver knows what to do…

How to actually deseed a pomegranate without getting pith everywhere…

Collecting mint leaves and peeling an orange has never looked so easy…

Gordon Ramsay explains how to correctly chop an onion…

- Press Association

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