Keep it real, eat the peel!
Mother Nature knows best. That’s why she added a peel to fruit -- more vitamins, fiber and antioxidants are concentrated in the rind than any other part of the fruit. As nature's packaging, rinds contain some of the most healthful micronutrients on the planet! And yet, edible peels are one of the most commonly discarded food scraps.
Fruit rinds contain, on average, three to four times the dietary fiber compared to peeled fruit. Fiber not only makes a snack more satisfying, but high fiber diets are linked 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 keep your body’s immune system in top form.
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Summer’s just too good to waste on a few measly 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 micronutrients that include vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and fiber. But these tasty triangles are also packed with watermelon’s unsung amino-acid star: citrulline. It's linked to boosting athletic and mental performance, immunity—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 to give them a higher fiber kick than any competitor's coconut. 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. Those HDLs can help improve cognitive function too, making your choice of this fun, functional food a no-brainer!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.