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.

Mango

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Mango

Researchers found that mango skin contains properties similar to resveratrol, which helps burn fat and inhibits the production of mature fat cells.

Mango flesh extracts were also tested, but did not produce the same results.

This suggests that one needs to eat mango skin in order to get this beneficial property.

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Researchers found that mango skin contains properties similar to resveratrol, which helps burn fat and inhibits the production of mature fat cells.

Mango flesh extracts were also tested, but did not produce the same results.

This suggests that one needs to eat mango skin in order to get this beneficial property.

A mango's peel also contains larger quantities of carotenoids, polyphenols, omega-3, omega-6 and polyunsaturated fatty acids than its flesh

Another study found compounds more heavily concentrated in mango's skin that fight off cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Mango skin also has quercetin, a powerful antioxidant.

The skin of a mango can be eaten raw, or cooked along with the insides. Another way to eat both flesh and skin is to pickle the entire mango.

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