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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Can one eat fruit with the skin on?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (18548points) 1 month ago

Like in the movie K-pax?

For example banana peels and kiwi fruit skins?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Apples – all the time. Same with pears.

Or do you mean oranges and other citrusians?

zenvelo's avatar

some yes, some no, it will mess up your digestion. Read today you don’t have to peel kiwis.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@elbanditoroso Yes. Oranges and other fruits. We can eat their zests. So why not the whole peel? Animals are fed the parts that humans don’t eat.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Animals can digest roughage much better than humans now can. 1,000,000 years of prepping and cooking food has softened our digestive system.

zenvelo's avatar

You really don’t want to eat the skin of a pineapple. That’ll cut up you insides like chewing glass.

munty707's avatar

It depends upon the fruit you want to eat

elbanditoroso's avatar

Tomato is a fruit and I eat it (skin on) practically every day.

RocketGuy's avatar

Plums, nectarines, and peaches too.

SnipSnip's avatar

Of the fruits we eat, the only ones we peel are citrus.

zenvelo's avatar

@SnipSnip You eat the outside of a pineapple? You eat mango and papaya skins?

I don’t eat avocado skins.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Grapes are optional !


dabbler's avatar

Some will avoid skins because pesticides can be concentrated on them.
Getting organic produce can help avoid that.

SnipSnip's avatar

@zenvelo I said of the fruits we eat

seawulf575's avatar

I have eaten orange peels and had no adverse affects. It was actually kinda tasty. I tried a banana peel once and it was just too tough.

zenvelo's avatar

@SnipSnip you don’t eat pineapple, mango, papaya, or avocado? You are missing some delightful fruits!

dabbler's avatar

Commercially produced citrus are usually coated with some kind of vegetable wax to keep the fruit from drying out quickly. That’s pretty hard to get off the peel.

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