Leave it no… i’ go a-pee!
Have you ever bitten into the furry skin of an unpeeled kiwifruit? Chances are you’ll either love or hate the hairy, rough texture! But before you bin the skin, consider this: peeling fruit and veg is fiddly, it adds minutes to your prep time and can strip away nutrients. Here are three compelling reasons to pause before you reach for the vegie peeler: 1 More fibre The skin is a good source of roughage for a healthy digestive system. Leave it on when you stew apple, roast pumpkin and steam vegetables. 2 More nutrients Dark and colourful skins are antioxidant-rich — just think of cucumber or eggplant! Peeling strips away protective nutrients and exposes the flesh underneath to oxidation. 3 More flavour Aromatic compounds are found in the skin, so when you leave the peel on you’ll enjoy a lot more of the flavour. Eating a rainbow of colourful fruit and veg — skin and all — is a great way to protect your own skin from the inside out. Find out more on p34.