Well, if you are somebody who enjoys having fruits as snacks, you’re leading a healthy lifestyle. You should be proud of yourself. But what do you do when you are done eating fruits? Do you throw away the peels? 

Well, it will be an obvious answer. But just so you know, you don’t have to do that. You should not throw away fruit peels. Surprised? 

Well, to be clear, we don’t mean to say that throwing away the peels is bad for you or the environment. But it’s just that there are numerous benefits of fruit peels that you cannot miss. 

Keep reading the blog to know these benefits. 

Apple peels

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, remember? The saying guarantees the health benefits of an apple. But what about apple peels? Are they any good? Turns out they are. 

Apple peels are a powerhouse of nutrients. They come with a whole lot of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A and vitamin C. Both vitamins A and C are great for the skin. Apart from that, they can improve your vision and strengthen the immune system. Additionally, the goodness of calcium and iron makes them beneficial for bone health and oral health.  Antioxidants are the brownie point that can help you prevent a number of diseases. 

You can use them as a face mask, or make crisky chips using apple peels. You can also prepare smoothies and tea using apple peels. But do make sure you wash the apples well with warm water to get rid of wax or other substances that may be present on them nowadays. 

Banana peels

Bananas make you stronger. We all know that. But what about banana peels that you just throw away in the bin? 

You would be surprised to know a banana peel is rich in carbohydrates and nutrients. It is filled with the goodness of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. You can also use it as a teeth whitener and to get rid of acne. For that, you must apply a banana peel on the affected area. 

Just ensure that you don’t use a banana peel that has been kept outside for a long time. Use fresh banana peel instead. 

Orange peels

If clean and clear, glowing skin is all you want, orange peels can come to your rescue. Orange peels can be an excellent exfoliator for your skin. Not to mention they can help you get rid of blemishes, dark spots, blackheads, and dark circles. To enjoy these benefits, you can rub orange peel on your skin. Don’t be harsh though. 

It can also help in digestion. You can prepare an orange peel tea to get the benefit. Just add one cup of boiling water to one tablespoon of dried peels. Cover and keep them soaked for about 10 minutes. Remove the peels, add some fresh honey and drink it as tea. 

Kiwi peels

There is no denying that kiwis are a sheer delight to eat.  You will be surprised to know that kiwi peels are actually more nutritious than the fruit itself. Containing the goodness of flavonoids, vitamin C and fibre, they can boost immunity and improve lung and heart health.  Kiwi peels are edible. You can consume them as is, but after properly washing them. 

Mango peels

Who doesn’t cherish mangoes in summer? It’s a sheer delight and no less than heaven when it comes to taste. If you already love mangoes, let us give you one more reason to love them. Mango peels can be highly beneficial for your health.

They are rich in antioxidants, helping reduce the damage of free radicals. They are also rich in fibre which helps in digestion and is good for heart health.

You can use these peels to prepare mango syrup by boiling them and adding sugar. Alternatively, you can also add a pinch of lemon juice to improve the taste.

Closing thoughts

Now that you are here at the end of the blog, you know the benefits of these fruit peels. So we hope, the next time you’re about to toss those fruit peels, you will think twice! Those scraps are more than just trash—they’re a goldmine waiting to be explored and beneficial for your skin and overall health.

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