You Should Eat the Peel of These 15 Fruits and Vegetables

Read about the nutritional benefits of the peel or skin of 15 fruits and veggies and learn how to make them more palatable.

Lemons

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Lemons

Lemons are a very versatile fruit.

They can be used for everything from cooking to cleaning to skincare.

Lemon skin is also chock full of nutrients and safe to eat (though you should certainly wash the lemon first, as with any fruit or veggie skin you consume).

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Lemons are a very versatile fruit.

They can be used for everything from cooking to cleaning to skincare.

Lemon skin is also chock full of nutrients and safe to eat (though you should certainly wash the lemon first, as with any fruit or veggie skin you consume).

Lemon peels contain high amounts of calcium, potassium and fiber.

The peel is also high in compounds that may be useful for fighting off certain cancers.

The peel itself is a bit bitter, so you may not want to eat it straight off the fruit.

Instead, grate the peel using a microplane or another tool and sprinkle it on top of salads, or in a vinaigrette dressing. Citrus shavings make a good pairing with ice cream and chocolate as well.

You can always juice it, as well.

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