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Benefits of Eating Skin of Fruit and Vegetables

To Skin or Not to Skin? Fruits & Veggies That Are Better Left Unpeeled

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Have you ever considered eating the skin of a watermelon or onion? If the answer is no, we've got more than a few reasons that might make you think again. It's not uncommon to just peel away the skin of a fruit or vegetable to get straight to the good stuff, but what you might not know is that along with the skin you're throwing away valuable health-boosting nutrients. Yep, it's true. Even garlic skin is better left on. So in honour of Meat Free Week (March 24), we're getting in early to tell you why we think eating fruit and veg is so darn good.

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