You probably eat just the fruit flesh of the kiwi, just like most of the people. But that is wrong, if you have to believe a recent study. The (hairy) skin of the kiwi is apparently packed with vitamins and antioxidants. So the only downside is that it does not look so very … tasty.
The advantages of kiwi peel:
1. It regulates hormones, your blood pressure and your blood circulation
Potassium, a substance in kiwi-shell, has the advantage that it positively influences all of the above.
2. It has an allergy and inflammation-inhibiting effect
The flavanoids that are in the shell – giving kiwifruit their bright green color – work against allergies and cause less inflammation throughout your body.
3. You get a healthier heart
The kiwi shell contains high concentrations of alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids, which positively influence the health of your heart.
4. High levels of vitamins A, C and E
If you do not eat the skin, you will miss some of the vitamins from a kiwi, such as vitamin A (promotes growth and development), vitamin C (helps with healing of wounds and restoring your skin) and vitamin E (protects cells and the brain function).
Eating kiwi-peel step-by-step plan:
The easiest way to eat kiwi peel is to first wipe away part of the fuzz with a cloth. Earth and insecticides can get stuck in the small hairs, so it is necessary to wash the fruit first. Tip: you can do this easily and quickly by mixing white vinegar with water and soaking the kiwi for a few minutes before you rinse it off properly.