As we asked in our note Is it better to eat the fruit with skin? It is true that every day many people question whether it is actually better to eat food with skin (especially if it is certain fruits and vegetables).
This is what happens, for example, when we are going to consume fruits such as apples, pears, plums, apricots or peaches. Or vegetables like tomato.
It is true that On many occasions it is recommended to remove the skin to take care of hygiene , especially because in the skin of many foods we can find ourselves with germs, pesticides and impurities.
However, it is enough to make a Meticulous washing of these foods with water (or with specialized products) for avoid ingesting this type of waste . So, what are the Benefits of eating fruit with skin ?
As indicated by many nutritionists, When we remove the skin from fruits and vegetables, the foods tend to lose essential nutrients , so when we eat a food without skin we will be consuming half of the nutrients that they had before their withdrawal.
This is because not only in the pulp do we find vitamins and minerals. The skin is also extremely rich in this type of essential nutrients, and it is also the part of the fruit with the highest amount of soluble fiber.
Elimination of vitamins
Although the interior of fruits is especially rich in vitamins, the truth is that when we remove the skin most of them are lost . In fact, in fruits such as apples or pears, their vitamin C content is even higher in their skin than in their pulp.
Especially rich in fiber
Although it may be thought otherwise, the truth is that the skin of fruits is especially rich in soluble fiber , a nutrient that in addition to increasing the sensation of satiety helps in the prevention of constipation and colon cancer.
Therefore, when we remove the skin of the fruits before consumption what we are doing is to eliminate the highest concentration of fiber that the piece has.
So, how to eat fruits with skin?
To eliminate all those toxins that can be found in the skin of food and can be harmful to our health, the key is in do a meticulous wash with water .
But first we must wash our hands well with soap and water, as well as after having handled them.
Nowadays, even certain food products are sold that help to clean this type of food.
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