Uses for Whey

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This is a page about uses for whey. When you have whey leftover after making homemade cheese or yogurt, don't throw it out. Whey has numerous uses, here are just a few ideas.
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Now that I'm making yogurt, I always have whey leftover. It can be used to replace liquid in baking, diluted for watering plants, as a starter for yogurt, as an addition to pet food,and can be added to the compost pile.

This picture shows frozen whey. You can freeze whey and use as needed.

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This is something I learned from my late great-aunt Azizi. Besides using whey in your cooking, you can use whey as a face toner or on your hands to balance your pH and rejuvenate your skin. I like to dip towelettes in a cup of whey and rest it on my face, then rinse it off.

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You can also pour a few cups of it into a warm bath for an all-over glow. For shiny hair, comb some into your hair after shampooing and rinsing. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse out.

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In many countries where cheeses are made at home, thrifty cooks use the whey as a soup base. My mother was from Poland. She made a sauerkraut soup that reminds me of this because of the slight tang. This recipe can be doubled.

bowl of Whey Soup

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These make really light and fluffy pancakes. I am going to freeze the rest for great breakfasts on busy mornings.

Whey Pancakes on plate

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November 26, 2019

Many gardener's use whey to fertilize their plants. It contains nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals that are beneficial in small amounts.

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Too much has the inverse effect and can harm you plants.

Whey for Healthy Plants - miniature rose

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