The info is out there. You just have to look.
The orange peel has a great source of Vitamin K... so if your a bleeder this helps.
Been eating this since I've been young along with kale for Vitamin K, suggested by doctor.
Kiwi skin holds alot of Vitamin C along with the meat of the Kiwi... if sliced thin round circles the skin taste only enhances the whole.
Potatoe skin, broccoli stems, zucchini skin etc. etc. all are beneficial one way or another.
Use the internet to your advantage, most of the info one looks for is there.
As for banana skins that good to treat warts.... I've never used this but I was told by someone that this actually worked on ones hand ~ go figure?
As for BUGS I guess it could be an acquired taste, one I do not want to acquire.
Hope this helps... Just Me T.
I think that nutritious things taste better that those not that nutritious for us .OK, bugs and other such things may also be nutritious than what we eat , but our mindset prevents us from eationg these things, & those with different mindsets eat these things eg.Chenese people.
since the peels of oranges and bananas supposedly taste so bad we don't eat them, then why do we eat the skins on say, apples and peaches. are those skins worse for us than the fruit, or are they better?
And, furthermore, does pineapple skin have any good nutritional value? It's not ike I'd eat it, even if it did was good for you, for obvious reasons.
I think we eat the skins on apples because it would be a pain to peel them. (Keep in mind that oranges and bananas peel easily!) Plus, the skins of apples are not nearly as disgusting as the skins of bananas and oranges.
It's the convenience factor really. Imagine how much trouble it would be to peel an apple every time you wanted a snack.
hello. I am new to this forum and only joined because there seems to be so much speculation about eating the skins of fruit.
I was wanting to know about the possibility of eating pineapple skin but had no success in finding out, although I sense it is probably one that is not gonna be so beneficial to eat as it is so dry, I am thinking of putting it in my liquidizer/blender all the same, but would like to know it's nutritional content.
For the record I always eat Kiwi skin, infact the skin of anyting that is possible to eat. There are many nutritional benefits to eating the pith and skins of most friuits. I eat the pith and peel of Lemons, Oranges and Grapefruit. I find if you pulp down the entire fruit and add a whole apple or two plus maybe a kiwi and some golden raisins and seeded grapes the bitterness of the piff/peel is balanced off. If you research as I have the various nutrients and flavanoids that are only present in the piff/peel of citrus fruits then I think it's worth the hassel of eating the entire fruit. Also grape seeds and skins are very high in certain antioxidants and appear to have high anti-cancer properties.
I tend to always wash the peel/skin as there can be harmful fertilizer residue and pollution, and where possible I use organic, although even organic is no guarantee.
Has anybody found a shop that sells Purple grape juice in England. I live in the south and haven't been able to find it.
well, I think I have said enough!
No, eating the skin from a third-world fruit and getting sick is not dumb but quite understandable. Fecal matter from humans and animals is often used for fertilizer in poorer areas, and it can carry many harmful bacteria, especially human fecal matter. Such bacteria can be killed or removed by proper washing, however, so it is just a matter of precautions taken in many cases.
On the subject of eating the peel from fruits. There may be some health benefits to certain peels but only marginal and possibly not worth the bitter taste. They are there to keep the good stuff protected afterall and considering the amount of chemicals that are sprayed all over them, I think I'll pass.
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