Should We Eat Fruit Peelings?

In order to eat fruits with their skins, which are usually the richest part in vitamins, we must make sure that they are organically grown and that they do not contain pesticides

There is a lot of confusion as to whether or not we should eat the peeling of some fruits, such as apple, pear, citrus, grapes, etc. Others, such as the banana or pineapple, may surprise us with their possibilities.

In this article we explain in which cases it is positive and in which it can be very harmful, so that we learn to benefit to the maximum from all the nutrients that fruits offer us.

What nutrients do the peels have?

Food research centers have brought advances and new creations that have revolutionized the world, such as the mongee banana, which can be eaten with the skin. However,  eating the skin or the whole fruit is not something new. We can eat them with the fruit itself or reuse it for other culinary uses.

The nutritionist Alejandro C├ínovas points out that “the skin that covers the fruit is very important,  mainly because of the fiber” , which according to the WHO, should be ingested between 30 and 35 grams a day. Vegetable fiber adds volume to the diet and generates a feeling of satiety that helps with weight control.

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Peeling is the most antioxidant part of citrus fruits. Thanks to its flavonoid content, it is believed that it could be a support in minimizing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It also has the highest vitamin C content and could provide cleansing, diuretic and digestive benefits.

  • Grape

According to some research, the major nutrients in grapes, that is, flavonoids, anthocyanin pigments and especially the famous resveratrol, are mainly found in the seeds and the skin of the grape. These could be beneficial for overall cardiovascular health and are highly antioxidant.

  • Banana

In addition to the vitamins, magnesium and potassium that banana skin contains, another component that is also found in the pulp is tryptophan, which is considered a natural antidepressant that maintains serotonin levels in the brain  and improves mood. of people.

On the other hand, the results of this research suggest that the unripe banana peel had a higher antioxidant power than that of the ripe peel. They can be eaten raw or well cooked, previously washed.

  • Pineapple

Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that may be supportive to help reduce inflammation, especially in the nose and sinuses.

The water or tea resulting from the cooking of the pineapple peel is known to have a diuretic action and could relieve inflammations. Therefore, it is common in weight reduction diets.

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Finally, now that you know, avoid wasting food shells and find out. Eat the fruits and vegetables that can be eaten with the peel. Do not forget that the ideal is to maintain a balanced diet and, when in doubt, consult your doctor before making drastic changes to your diet.

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