Put that Knife Down and Stop Peeling Your Kiwi!
Eating the peeling gives a health boost and saves the environment. Audra already does this and challenges Greg to do the same, on Carolina A.M.
Of the nearly 40 million tons of food that are wasted each year, fruits make up about 30 percent of that. Hundreds of thousands of those are edible peelings. For a lot of folks, peeling is out of habit. Take the kiwi for example. The skin is burly. But it is edible. Eating the skin provides neary 35% more folate and 30% more vitamin E to your diet than eating the flesh alone. Vitamin C is absorbed in greater amounts when combined with that Vitamin E found in the skin.