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5 Fruits And Vegetables You Should Always Consume With Their Peels

Peels are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which makes them one of the most nutritious parts of a plant. These peels are best removed and not consumed. However, most peels are eatable. Therefore, it may be best to try consuming your fruits and vegetables with their peels whenever possible as they can truly make your nutrient intake rise.

Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/peeling-fruits-veggies#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2

Moreso, peels of some plants can be consumed raw, used in preparing natural tea/juice, or used to add flavor to various dishes. Some of the fruits that can be consumed with their peels to get their complete health benefits are; 

1. Mango

Mango peels are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and phytonutrients. Vitamin A is vital for a healthy immune system and Vitamin C assist in wound repair. The peels are also rich in iron and are antioxidants. The fiber helps mobilize the digestive system and keeps bowel movements always. Phytonutrients help lessen cholesterol and lower the risk of cancer.

2. Cucumber

Not peeling cucumber saves time and can be beneficial as it contains Vitamin K, potassium, fiber and it's low in calories.

Vitamin K help activate proteins in your body for the maintenance of healthy bone, cell growth and assist in forming blood clots. The peels also contain insoluble fiber that assists the digestive system.

3. Watermelon

The rind of watermelon contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, potassium, and zinc. Watermelon rind can help enhance skincare, improve the immune system, lessen your blood pressure and help in weight loss.

4. Banana

While bananas are sweet and delicious fruit to eat, the peel is bitter but still contains nutrients. Its health benefits include an increase in your daily fiber, vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B12, potassium, and magnesium.

Having an increase in fiber aids digestion and lessen the risk of diabetes. Vitamin C is vital for the immune system, Vitamin B-6 helps in the conversion of food to energy in the body. Potassium develops cells and tissues throughout the body and magnesium helps the body's production of energy and regular levels of blood pressure. 

5. Eggplant

Eggplant peels are rich in fiber concentration and it is also low in calories. Consuming the peels help you gain more fiber that aids bowel movements.

Source: https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/10-fruit-and-vegetable-peels-that-are-safe-to-eat

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