The Skinny on Fruit...

Chris Sparling of That’s Fit passes along some great info on the healthfulness of fruit and veggie skin. Here’s a bit:
Apples - A Cornell University study revealed that 87 percent of an apple's cancer-fighting phytochemicals are found in the skin, not the crunchy white flesh inside

Eggplant - Remove the skin of this favorite vegetable of many Italian grandmothers (mine notwithstanding) and you remove 300 milligrams of brain-cell preserving antioxidants in the process

Cucumber - Experts suggest that you consume at least five milligrams of silica a day -- the amount found in the skin you just peeled off that cucumber

Kiwi - Yeah, the fuzzy outside is pretty gross, but it has been found to contain healthy compounds that fight off bugs like staph and E. coli
I guess I should eat these then:


Okay, will do!
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Karen - May 15, 2008 2:42 PM

How'd that kiwi skin taste?

Gerry Pugliese - May 15, 2008 4:09 PM

Hey Karen-

Fuzzy. LOL.

Peace.
-Gerry

Michael - May 16, 2008 2:47 PM

It's like eating a tennis ball ;)

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