Do You Eat Peel Fruits?
Many of us still peel fruits and vegetables, without thinking too much, but we lose much of their nutritional intake by that.
For example, apples: their shell may contain up to nine times more antioxidant than the pulp. Known as polyphenols, these antioxidants help fight heart disease and some cancers.
Researchers believe that these antioxidants can also help to reduce inflammation in autoimmune diseases such as colitis. Similarly, the preparation with peel of some root veggies such as potato helps to preserve greater amounts of vitamin C. Is there a risk to ingest shell?
No, says Food Standards Agency, although we advise to wash all fruits and vegetables before eating them, except for packaging that stated which it can be eaten directly. Reason: on their shell can be various types of bacteria from the ground.