Keep it real, eat the peel!
We’ve been eating fruit all wrong! The greatest concentration of vital nutrition is contained in the one part most often discarded – the RIND. More fiber, vitamins and nutrients are packed into the edible outside than the flesh of the fruit alone. These healthful properties are uniquely concentrated like ‘antioxidant armor’ at a fruit’s front line — the RIND.
Which is why peels are bursting with flavor and nutrition.
RIND encourages consumers to Keep it Real. Eat the Peel.™ Fruit rinds, on average, contain three to four times the fiber content compared to a serving of the flesh alone. Fiber not only makes a snack more satisfying, but high fiber diets are linked to less heart disease, improved gut health, lower cholesterol and and lower obesity rates. As a result of retaining the fruit skin, one 3oz bag of RIND contains as much as 14g of dietary fiber, representing 50% of an individual’s recommended daily allowance.* In addition to fiber, rinds also contain greater vitamin and antioxidant concentration than an equivalent serving of a fruit’s flesh.
Eat the rainbow! Get to know Rind's colorful, superfruit stars:
Citrus peels have among the greatest concentration of antioxidants, including nearly twice the amount of Vitamin C and A per serving as found in the flesh alone. Citrus peels also have the added benefit of magnesium, copper, calcium and incredible phytochemicals such as flavonoids with anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. The rind is the only part of an orange that contains these super-flavonoid antioxidants, which work to reduce cholesterol. The peel also contains high levels of pectin and the fiber promotes beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Kiwis have more Vitamin C than lemons and oranges. They're a mean, green powerhouse of nutrition with high fiber, potassium, folate and magnesium. Eating the skin triples the fiber and Vitamin C you consume than just eating the flesh alone. Kiwis are also considered excellent for digestion, heart health and beautiful skin. Plus, Kiwis are a superfood for healthy sleep! Kiwis have one of the highest levels of serotonin of any fruit, a feel good hormone that's considered the body's natural 'happiness' drug that promotes relaxation and calm.
Sweet and tangy peach peels are great sources of Vitamins A and C as well as beta-carotene. The fiber, potassium, and choline content in peaches also support heart health. With high phenolic concentration, peaches may also help regulate cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity and other cardiovascular conditions. They’re also summer in the palm of your hand.
Apple skin is rich in pectin, an insoluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol and control blood sugar, as well as quercetin, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Quercetin has been shown to help protect and improve memory. It fights off tissue linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other neuro-degenerative problems.
Pineapples are a rich source of Vitamin C which supports immune health. Additionally, they are an excellent source of essential minerals such as manganese and coppers, which helps support healthy bones. Pineapples also contain a key enzyme -- bromelain -- which is a natural digestive aid. Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme found in higher concentrations in the core and also aids in reducing pain and inflammation.
Meaning “Fruit of the Gods” in Latin, persimmons are delicious and exotic fruits rich in beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein – all powerhouses for eye health. They’re also packed with Vitamins A, C, E and a variety of B vitamins like thiamin and folic acid. Persimmons contain organic compounds called catechins, which are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Persimmons are also high in potassium which helps lower blood pressure, making them an excellent fruit for heart health. All this...and they taste like nature’s candy!
Heart healthy power in a heart shaped package, strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Native to the rose family of plants, strawberries are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and an excellent source of manganese, Vitamin K, folate and potassium. Just one serving -- about eight strawberries -- provides more vitamin C than an orange. Our USA-grown, non GMO certified strawberries are picked at peak ripeness, thinly sliced and gently air dried resulting in a bright, flavorful burst of summer in every bite.
Snack on this...the humble pear is one of the best sources of dietary fiber of all fruits and a superfood when it comes to digestive health. They contain high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K and boron, which aids in bone health. Recent studies have shown that the skin (wink, wink) of pears contain at least three to four times the phytonutrients as the flesh. These phytonutrients include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory flavonoids, and potentially anti-cancer properties. The skin of the pear also contains roughly half of the fruit's total dietary fiber.
*14G dietary fiber in 3oz serving of RIND Tropical Blend