By Melissa Williams
Watching my kids eat, nibbling their way around their apple skin and forgoing the crust on their bread, I have to cringe.
Not only is it wasteful but the skin and crusts also holds so much nutrition.
But did you know that some of the discards from your daily smoothie, salad or dinner are also loaded with nutrients?
Take for example, an orange. You peel the orange and discard the peel and rind. But the peel contains more fiber and flavonoids that offer anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties than the fruit itself.
The best way to eat the peel is to add the grated zest to your meals, whether to your oatmeal, soothies or to your grilled veggies (or even dessert).
Check out these 5 foods that pack a nutritional punch, often in the areas that are discarded before eating. We'll show you how to use them creatively to ensure that you are getting the biggest bang for your buck regarding eeking out the most nutrients. Stop the waste, don't toss it...any of it!
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