You do your part to help the environment by recycling paper and plastics but many people are not yet knowledgeable of the proper means of recycling or using the peels from fruits and vegetables. As a result, vegetable and fruit peels make up a huge percentage of things that are thrown in the garbage. After you have eaten your fruits and veggies try some of the uses listed below to truly get your money’s worth from your purchase.
- Source of useful phytochemicals (chemicals beneficial to human health)
Many edible peels are used to fight cancer and other degenerative diseases because most nutrients and beneficial compounds in fruits or vegetables are found in the skin. An Apple skin has many phytochemicals and other valuable substances.
- Skincare and cleaning purposes
Peels are great for skin whitening, cleaning, and scrubbing. Lemon peel, papaya peel, apple peel, banana peel, and pomegranate peel can be made into body scrubs and facial masks that provide a natural glowing effect on the skin. The fleshy part of an avocado peel can be rubbed on the face as a rich moisturizer. Grapefruit peels can also be rubbed on the face, while avoiding the eyes, as a skin tonic.
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