In both summer and winter,
people love to eat fruits and vegetables because of their good taste and
nutrients. In Pakistan, a large variety of fruits and vegetables is available,
which is also a rich source of minerals and vitamins and can be eaten in both
forms, cooked & uncooked. People prefer to eat fruits and vegetables after
peeling them off without knowing the fact that what nutrients those peels are
having. Studies show that there are some fruit peels, rich in vitamins and
A natural solvent named as “De’lemnon” is present in orange peel that saves you
from skin cancer. University of Arizona revealed that the regular use of orange
peel protects you from “Squasmous cell carcin” is a type of skin cancer. The
best way to eat orange peel is by making orange juice along with its peel.
Potato with peels contains 10% more nutrients than peeled off potato. You can
cook potato with its peel; it does not change the taste of potato.
Carrot contains “Falcarindiol” that is good to eat. Choose carrot of small size
because it has thin covering on it. You can eat carrot or can drink its juice.
Eggplant is of purple color and that color is derived from “Nansun”, and
“Anthocyanin” present in its peel. Its peel is equally delicious as its internal
part. You can cook it in different ways and out those, one is to make the slices
of eggplant and fry them.
A green colored pigment is found in the peel of cucumber that is called
Chlorophyll. Cucumber can be used in salad or you can make its juice.
Tomato is very beneficial for the heart as it protects heart from getting an
attack. Same is the property of its peel that protects you from cancer and heart
diseases. You can make juice of tomato and add salt in it to develop its taste.
Tomatoes are widely used in salads and in many other dishes; you can peel off
tomatoes and then add these peels later on.
Apple’s peel is 9 times healthier then its pulp and its 75% of fibers are
present in its peel. Apple contains hundreds of elements that have capability of
fighting against the diseases.
Fiber is important part of the daily diet. According to the American Heart
Association, your daily diet should have 25 gm of fiber and you can get those
fibers from fruits and vegetables peels.