Nutrition and DietEat the fruit with or without the skin?

Eat the fruit with or without the skin?

Is it appropriate to eat the fruit with or without the skin? At certain times, taking the fruit with its skin is highly recommended, but we must know when it is. Find out more in this article.

There is no doubt that fruit becomes an extremely healthy food, not only because of the different benefits and properties it provides, but also because of its extremely interesting nutritional wealth: it is very rich in vitamins and minerals, water and also provides fiber.  Among their vitamins, they mainly provide vitamin C and provitamin A, while among the minerals their potassium and magnesium content stands out above all.

They help to purify our body, thanks precisely to its high content of water and fiber, qualities that give it a diuretic and purifying virtue. While, due to their fiber content, they help provide satiety and help in a positive way in case of constipation.

When it comes to eating fruit, it is true that there are many people who at some point or other have had doubts about how and when to eat the fruit. And, precisely, one of these questions is related to a fundamental one: should the fruit be eaten with the skin, or without it?

In most cases, the main recommendation is to eat the fruit with its skin, since its essential nutrients (especially vitamins) are concentrated not only inside it, but also in its skin. Of course, this possibility depends on the fruit, being suitable in the case of fruits with soft skin such as apple or pear, but the same would not happen with oranges or kiwi.

However, if we choose to eat the fruit with the skin on, it is recommended that the fruit has been grown biologically, which will ensure that only natural fungicides and pesticides have been used, and that it is therefore extremely safe to consume. You can find it in specialized diet stores, health food stores and in street markets. In supermarkets and department stores, the most common is that they do not meet this quality.

And if you have doubts about the origin of the fruit, the main recommendation is to eat it after removing its skin, since washing does not completely remove pesticide, fungicide and pesticide residues.

In any case, it is always best to brush the fruit well and wash it well before consumption, regardless of whether you are going to eat it with or without the skin.

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