It is common to see people peeling the back/skin of fruits and other food items before eating or cooking them, but many don’t know that most of those food have their primary nutrients right under the back of the skin. Apart from loosing a lot of nutrient from peeling these food items, the tastefulness of majority of fruits are under the skin.
Here are 6 foods you should not peel before you prepare or eat them;
There are up 20 percent of vitamins in the potato rind, such as vitamin B for example. You can prepare it by cutting it in half and bake it.
According to Women’s Health tomato rind is rich with phytonutrients, nasunin which prevents cell damage which can be a consequence of aging or a certain disease. Tomatoes can be eating raw just like a fruit or filled with a mixture from vegetables and baked in the oven.
The cucumber’s rind is rich with antioxidants and fibbers which strengthen the immunity and prevent constipation and are beneficial for the digestion system as well.
Nutritionists recommend that the carrot should be well washed and eaten raw since its rind contains numerous antioxidants and vitamin A which maintain good sight, health of bones and nails, and studies have shown that it lowers the risk from cancer.
#5. Sweet potatoes
Most of the nutrients are hidden in this vegetable’s rind. It contains vitamin C, potassium and beta carotene which are necessary for a stronger immunity, good sight, and healthy mucous membrane of the throat and nose. Similarly as the tomato, you can wash and cut the sweet potatoes in half, cook directly and eat them with various vegetables.
Apple rind contains vitamin C, quercetin, and triterpenoids which have an anti carcinogenic effect. Studies have proven that the consumption of an apple with rind eases the breathing problems and extends the feeling of satiety and protects the memory as well.
If you want to enjoy the full benefits of the food items mentioned above, you should never peel the skin off. All you have to do is make sure the food items are washed before preparing or eating them.
Is there any other food item you know that should be eaten with the skin?