We all know the great health benefits off fruits and veggies (to sum them all up, there are a lot of them) But what we ignore, and throw away, is the peel of said fruit or veggie, ignorant of the great benefits it may carry. Peels of numerous fruits and vegetables contain fibre, which is very important for our health. Lets checkout some fruits, of which the peel is also beneficial.
A natural solvent named as “De’lemnon” is present in orange peel that saves you from skin cancer. Apart from that it can give your skin a healthy glow. The best way to eat orange peel is by making orange juice along with its peel.
Potato with peels contains 10% more nutrients than the peeled off potato. Despite popular thought. We can cook potato with its peel; it does not change the taste of potato.
Carrot contains “Falcarindiol” that is good to eat. We can eat carrots raw or cook them in numerous ways like steaming or stir-frying.
Eggplant is of purple color and that color is derived from “Nasunin”, which is an antioxidant and “Anthocyanin” present in its peel. It is good for repairing cellular membranes and is preventative of cell damage. You can cook it in different ways and out those, one is to make the slices of eggplant and fry them.
A Cucumber peel is rich in Vitamin A. green colored pigment is found, that is called Chlorophyll, which is a stimulant for hair growth. Rather bitter, cucumber with peel can be used in salad or you can make its juice.
Tomato is very beneficial for the heart as it protects heart from getting an attack. Same is the property of its peel that protects you from Cancer and Heart diseases. Tomatoes are widely used in salads and in many other dishes; you can either use tomatoes with their peels or peel them and then add the peels later on.
Apple’s peel is 9 times healthier then its pulp and its 75% of Fibers are present in its peel. Apple contains hundreds of elements that have capability of fighting against the diseases.