This article on Natural News talks about the health benefits of eating the peel or skin of well-known fruits. With some of them it’s probably common knowledge that the skins contain most of the fibre, but some of the others are… well.. interesting.
It’s true. Citrus fruits, apples, grapes, and tomatoes all have amazing antioxidant properties in their skins!
(Think of antioxidants as the “clean up crew” in your body, using their resources to counteract the damaging effects of poor nutrition, pollution, stress, and just plain old living.)
On top of that, it is the peels of vegetables and fruits that contain the most fiber, which is key for moving food through your digestive system, healthy elimination and protection from colon cancer.