Health Benefits of Fruit And Veggie Peels

Eating the peel has real nutritional appeal. Learn what vitamins and minerals are found in the skins of popular fruits and vegetables.


We’ve all heard the old adage about an apple a day. But to get the most out of that apple, here’s a tip: Don’t peel it.

Apple peels contain natural chemicals that can help lower cholesterol, control blood sugar and perhaps even protect against cancer.

Potato skins have nutritional appeal as well. They’re a good source of fiber, iron, potassium and b vitamins.

Before you enjoy these or other skins and peels, be sure to wash them off. Don’t use soap or detergent, though. Cold water and a little elbow grease are all you need.

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