Fruits are probably the healthiest kinds of food one can eat, right? But a lot of us have been missing out on a huge chunk of nutrition in the fruits by avoiding one part of the fruit—the skin. So, we found five fruits that have a lot of nutrition and goodness in its peel. Read on to find out which fruit skins are healthy to eat and how to eat them!
You might prefer peeling cucumbers before eating them, but if you want to make the most out of this fruit, let the peel be! First things first, the skin is low in calories and high in Vitamin K, fibre and potassium. The advantages that it has on your health are—aids cell growth and healthy bone maintenance. The fibre in them helps the digestion system function healthily.
The fuzzy brown exterior may not look very appealing for consumption, but trust us when we say this, the peel can do wonders when eaten. In fact, it is filled with copper, fibre, potassium, vitamin E and also has more vitamin C than an orange! If you’re not sure how to eat the peel, all you need to do is wash the kiwi under cool water while gently rubbing the fuzz to make the texture smoother and voila! You have a fruit with edible skin yummy taste.
Okay, I know you’re shocked but hear me out because there is a high possibility you have been already consuming it. If you thought mangoes could never help you lose weight, you’re wrong. The peel has a resveratrol-like compound which helps in preventing obesity and reducing body fat. You can either grate the skin into a zest or throw it into a blender with your other fruits to make a smoothie. And you probably must have already eaten it in the form of mango pickle, which is a good way if you don’t like the taste and texture of it originally.
There are very few people who actually consume banana skin. It has so much nutrition packed in it that it would be a shame to ever discard it. The peel also has the mood-boosting chemical tryptophan as well as antioxidants. Eating banana peels is proven to be good for the eyes and the skin, too.
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I have always secretly loved eating the white portion of a watermelon more than the pink part. Turns out, it is actually quite healthy to do so. Most people toss the firmer, white portion of a watermelon in the trash. But by doing so, you are also throwing away a lot of vitamin C and vitamin B6. It also helps in the treatment for erectile dysfunction, lowering LDL cholesterol and reducing weight gain.
Which of these fruit skins do you eat regularly or have eaten before? Let us about it in the comments below.
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