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.

Eggplant

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Eggplant

An eggplant's purple hue comes from a powerful antioxidant called nasunin.

This helps protect against cancerous development, especially in the brain and other parts of the nervous system.

Nasunin is also believed to have anti-aging properties.

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An eggplant's purple hue comes from a powerful antioxidant called nasunin.

This helps protect against cancerous development, especially in the brain and other parts of the nervous system.

Nasunin is also believed to have anti-aging properties.

Eggplant skin is also rich in chlorogenic acid, a phytochemical that boasts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

It also promotes glucose tolerance.

Although the eggplant interior contains chlorogenic acid, it's much more prevalent in the skin.

Cooked eggplant is a common meat replacement for vegans due to its tender texture.

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