Do you consume fruits with the skin or peel them off

@Dinu024 (316)
India
August 14, 2009 12:37am CST
Well, to my knowledge the major vitamins and nutrients are concentrated more on the skin of the fruits and vegetables, so I clean(wash) the fruits well and consume them as such with the skin. Of course, I take care not to eat banana skins and jack-fruit skins and other peels he he
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• India
14 Aug 09
Mostly i prefer fruits with their skin peeled off.. but some like apple and guavas i like them with their skin on but washed.....
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
18 Aug 09
It all depends which one i'm eating, if it is a apple,peach, or pear, any of the berries, cherries or grapes. i just wash and eat. But if it is a banana, pineapple, orange. Pomegranate i take the skins off.
• United States
16 Aug 09
It depends on the fruit. I peel bananas and oranges, but most everything else I eat with skin. Peaches, apples and even kiwi fruit. I like the peel and its supposed to have a lot more nutrients than the meat. I don't know if its true or not. I have a friend who won't eat peaches because of the peeling and kiwi she won't touch either! Oh.. I don't eat the watermelon or cantelope peels either!
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 09
I agree with you. I eat fruit with skins. but not all the fruit I eat with the skin. I often eat apples and guava with the skin.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
15 Aug 09
There are fruits which can be eaten with skins on like apple. I usually eat apples with skin on because of the nutrients present on its skin. However bananas, oranges, and others cannot be eaten with skins on.
@marguicha (102337)
• Chile
14 Aug 09
I peel all the fruits that are not grown in such a place that I know for sure there´s no chemicals in them. I have friends who live in the country and have a couple of fruit trees away from their crop (avocados) that have to be fumigated). Those I eat. And, of course, the apricots from my apricot tree and one (1) cherry from my daughter´s baby cherry tree (it´s in the stage where you count the fruit)
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
14 Aug 09
Yes as you say most of the fruits should be eaten with their skin, until and unless it is absolutely necessary to remove the skin, I have seen many people peeling off the skin before eating a fruit, this is not the appropriate method as the nutrients are lost.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
14 Aug 09
I don't like to eat skin of fruits.I will get them out.I think the fruit skin will not save for health because apples are waxed them.Some fruits as durians, jackfruit i can't eat their skin.
@simonelee (2718)
• China
14 Aug 09
I don't usually peal fruits but if it has to be pealed, I will. monkeys don't eat bananas with skin, they also pee it like humans.lol If i ingest banana with skin I must be crazy and should be confine in asylum.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
haha...of course depends on the fruits! hehehe but if the peel is consumable then for sure i will eat this with peel on...i agree that most of its vitamins are in the skin...
• India
14 Aug 09
I always prefer to eat the fruits wih their skins as they contain many sources of good health...but i don't think that anyone would like to eat the un peeled bananas.....
@Krysiana (90)
• United States
14 Aug 09
The only fruit skin I can really stand is the skin on a pear. Other than that, I have to peel any fruit I am going to eat. Time consuming, and yeah, I think you're right about that whole vitamin thing.. but, oh well.
• United States
14 Aug 09
There are some fruits that can eaten with the skin own. There are some such as the orange that needs the skin to be peeled because of the pith (white layer) between fruit content and skin tastes horrible.