Color is everything: the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables hold a lot of different nutrients that can be beneficial when consumed. Colorful peels can be a concentrated source of potentially beneficial phytochemicals.
Good source of fiber: vegetable skins or peels are typically a rich sources of insoluble fiber which can help with constipation and promotion of gut health.
Provides antioxidants: whole apples versus peeled apples have been tested in their affects towards cancerous cells. Whole apples have been shown to provide antioxidants to help prevent the development of cancerous cells.
Jam packed with vital nutrients: potato skins are packed with fiber, iron, potassium, and b vitamins.
Always wash before you eat: cleaning fruits and vegetables before consumption is crucial to avoid from getting any illnesses from eating the peels and skins.
Secret: Washing fruits and vegetables with just water is perfectly fine. Be sure to scrubs skins like potatoes a little more with a vegetable scrubber. The importance of washing them is to remove dirt, bacteria, and some pesticide residues.