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.

Carrots

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Carrots

Since the skin of a carrot is the same color as what's directly beneath it (like a tomato or a red pepper), the peel and its flesh have similar nutritional properties.

However, the highest concentration of phytonutrients is found in a carrot's skin or immediately underneath.

Just rinse the carrot thoroughly rather than peeling it to reap these benefits.

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Since the skin of a carrot is the same color as what's directly beneath it (like a tomato or a red pepper), the peel and its flesh have similar nutritional properties.

However, the highest concentration of phytonutrients is found in a carrot's skin or immediately underneath.

Just rinse the carrot thoroughly rather than peeling it to reap these benefits.

Carrots are a fantastic source of vitamin A, which is how they earned their reputation as a sight superfood.

Per the NIH, Vitamin A is "critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors, and because it supports the normal differentiation and functioning of the conjunctival membranes and cornea."

Vitamin A is also important for immune function and cellular communication.

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