6 Fruit And Vegetable Peels That Contain More Vitamins Than Its Pulp.

6 Fruit And Vegetable Peels

Its time you put down the peeler and reconsidered your options. You are here to build a healthy lifestyle and you desperately need those vitamins in your body. However being picky is the last option over here as the skin of these average fruits and vegetables are packed with more nutritions than its pulp. These nutrients in turn are those minerals and vitamins which you might be considering to consume in form of supplements and tablets that can have notable side effects. There are many tasty ways in which you can consume these discarded peels be it in the form of powders, beverages or face masks.

Here Are 6 Vegetables And Fruits Whose Peels Are Proven To Contain More Vitamins And Minerals Than Its Pulp.

1. Apple:

One of the 13 most vitamin rich fruits, a research by Chesapeake College has proven that the peel of the apple has 500 times more nutrients than the fruit[1]. Containing about half of all  the dietary fibre of the apple, it will definitely be a pity to lose out on all of the potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin A that your body desperately needs to heal itself in case of injuries and bleeding. Also antioxidants like quercetin found only in the apple’s skin helps to improve breathing and ciruclation of oxygen in the body. A hundred grams of potato is known to pack 17 times more iron content than its flesh. Hence ditch the skin and choose to loose out on 90% of the potato’s iron content and half of its fibre. If you wish to minimise the risk of obesity in the long run cut down your urge to peel the skin of your apple.You can make a jelly out of your peel, add to your oatmeal and smoothies.


2. Potatoes

Who ever thought that the vegetable often accused of its high starch content could make up for this by providing hidden nutrients like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and Vitamin C in its skin[2]. The sweet potato is known for its beta-carotene content which upon digestion converts to Vitamin A that will help improving overall organ function of your body. You can bake the potato peels, throw in some salad dressing and and let the olive oil dribble to enjoy an Italian dinner.


3. Pineapple:

While you have been accoustomed to devoring the pineapple to reduce the inflammation in your nose and to treat your sinuses, the enzyme bromelian is concentrated more in the skin of the pineapple[3]. Eating the pineapple skin straight up is not possible as it has thorns that can pose a problem for you digestive system.Hence it better to make a juice out of it.


4. Onion

Though not directly edible, there are many methods by which one can consume the various layers of an onion skin some of which are. Like an apple, the onion too contains quercetin thereaby proving to be a good diet for those with breathing issues[4]. They can be used in soups and also as an ingridient of a hair mask


5. Kiwi:

Spooning outthe fleshy interiors of the kiwi is any foodie’s fantasy. However it’s the musk-brown exterior that contains the actual matter as it is loaded with anti-oxidants, flavanoids and Vitamin C, the perfect solution to a youthful skin[5].


6. Banana

Do not get easily misled by the tendency of a banana peel to become overripe easily as of being of no use. In fact its due to the omnipresence of minerals, vitamins and nutrients that makes the peel what it is. Besides containing more fibre and potassium, a powerful antioxidant by the name of lutein resides in the peel that improves the optimal functioning of the eye. Besides this it also contains the ability to reduce depression by increasing the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter. The bitter taste of the peel can be given a delicious twist by putting the peel in a juicer, boiling and deep frying it or baking the peel for twenty minutes to provide the recipie for the perfect dried powder that can be sipped along with tea[6].