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.

Kiwi

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Kiwi

You've probably been spooning out the green flesh inside for years, but a kiwi's fuzzy exterior is also edible.

In fact, the skin contains more flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamin C than the insides.

"The kiwifruit skin is completely edible and makes this nutrient-dense fruit even more nutritious! A recent study shows that eating the skin triples the fiber intake compared to merely eating the flesh," write the California Kiwifruit Commission.

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You've probably been spooning out the green flesh inside for years, but a kiwi's fuzzy exterior is also edible.

In fact, the skin contains more flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamin C than the insides.

"The kiwifruit skin is completely edible and makes this nutrient-dense fruit even more nutritious! A recent study shows that eating the skin triples the fiber intake compared to merely eating the flesh," write the California Kiwifruit Commission.

"People all over the world have been eating the skin for centuries with no complaints."

So ditch the spoon, wash the kiwi and eat it like a peach.

If you find the fuzz unappetizing,  scrape it off first.

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Topics: FIBER | FRUIT | POTASSIUM | NUTRIENTS | VITAMIN C | WATERMELON