Keep it Real, Eat the Peel!
Mother Nature knows best. That’s why she added a peel to fruit -- more vitamins, fiber and antioxidants have been shown to be present in the rind than any other part of the fruit. As nature's original packaging, rinds are prized for their various healthful properties.
Functional Fruit Superstars
Fruit rinds may contain, on average, greater dietary fiber as compared to peeled fruit. Fiber not only makes a snack more satisfying, but high fiber diets have shown links to improved gut health, lower cholesterol, lower obesity rates and fewer instances of heart disease. Edible peels also contain polyphenols - powerful antioxidants and micronutrients - that may keep the body’s immune system in top form.
Eat the rainbow! 🌈
Get to know RIND's superfruit stars.
Summer’s just too good to waste on a few months. Share the sweet taste of summertime year round with our one-in-a-melon fruits. Our warm-weather watermelon shines in all its cotton-candy-flavored glory but brings a harvest full of healthy benefits too. That bounty begins with micro-nutrients, including Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. But these tasty triangles are also packed with watermelon’s unsung amino-acid star: citrulline. It's been linked to improved athletic and mental performance — even libido -- just saying ;)
Our organic coconut “smiles” are bound to put that same shape on your lips with a taste that’ll take you to your tropical happy place. But there’s much more to love than their creamy, crunchy flavor. We leave just enough of a thin sliver of inner rind 'husk' for greater nutrition. You’ll get iron and calcium too and even more to love in the “good” kind of cholesterol raised by this delicious fruit's heart-healthy fats. HDLs have been shown to help improve cognitive function too, making your choice of this fun, functional food a 'know'-brainer!
Heart healthy power in a heart shaped package, strawberries contain numerous vitamins and functional benefits. Native to the rose family of plants, strawberries are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and a source of manganese, Vitamin K, folate and potassium. Our 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 a source of healthy dietary fiber with benefits linked to digestive health. They contain vitamin C, vitamin K and boron, which has been shown to aid in bone health. Recent studies have shown that the skin (wink, wink) of pears contain more nutrients per serving as the flesh.
Apple skin is rich in pectin, an insoluble fiber that has been shown to help lower cholesterol. They also contain quercetin, an antioxidant that has been shown to help potentially protect and improve memory.
Meaning “Fruit of the Gods” in Latin, persimmons are a good source of beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein – all shown to be powerhouses for eye health. They also contain Vitamins A, C, E and a variety of B vitamins like thiamin and folic acid. Persimmons contain organic compounds called catechins, which have been researched for their potentially anti-inflammatory properties. Persimmons also contain potassium which may help lower blood pressure. All this...and they taste like nature’s candy!
Sweet and tangy peaches contain Vitamins A and C as well as beta-carotene. The fiber, potassium, and choline content in peaches may also support heart health. Peaches may also help regulate cholesterol. They’re also summer in the palm of your hand.
Citrus peels have been shown to contain high concentration of antioxidants, including greater Vitamin C and A per serving as found in the flesh alone. Citrus peels also have the added benefit of magnesium, copper, calcium. The rind also contains high dietary fiber that has been shown to promote gut health.
Pineapples are a good source of Vitamin C which has been shown to support immune health. Additionally, they possess essential minerals such as manganese and copper, which have been linked to supporting 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 studied for its effects on reducing inflammation.
Kiwis are a mean, green nutrition machine with fiber, potassium, folate and magnesium. Eating the skin increases the fiber and Vitamin C than consuming just the flesh alone. Kiwis may also be considered good for digestion and heart health. Plus, Kiwis have been studied for their benefits in promoting healthy sleep! Kiwis are known to possess serotonin, a feel good hormone that's considered the body's natural 'happiness' drug and that may promote relaxation and help you get some Zzz's.