Thursday, November 3, 2011

Peeling Vegetables and Fruits

All of us try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible, courtesy heightened awareness about health benefits. But do we actually get all benefits? Almost all of us peel vegetables like potatoes, carrots, cucumbers etc. before eating (we do it out of habit) and throw away nutrients stashed in and below their rinds/peels.

Okay....we do it to remove pesticides lunging on them. But there are better ways to remove them. Washing them thoroughly by scrubbing under water or with some vegetable wash can do the same job and will maintain nutrients as well.

Peels or rinds contains antioxidants, fibres, vitamins, minerals etc. They prevent cancers, protect our digestive track and improve immunity.

Some vegetable and fruits which can be eaten as it is are:

  • Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Brinjal / Eggplant
  • Pineapples (not harder peel instead core of it)
  • Grapes
  • Tomatoes
  • Pears
  • Sweet Potato
  • Peels of citrus fruits can be used after peeling.
  • Banana Peels can also be eaten after tendering them in boiling water.
This much for now.......


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