1. You Get More Fibre And Vitamins A, C and E
Some studies actually show that the kiwifruit skin is loaded with triple the amount of fibre and antioxidants than the flesh. Plus, you get your dose of Vitamin A which boosts immunity; Vitamin C to quicken wound healing and prevent scurvy; as well as Vitamin E which prevents cell damage by free radicals (such as UV rays and air pollution).
2. The Peel Does Not Contain Harmful Substances
That’s right, the kiwifruit skin even combats dreaded bacteria such as E-coli and Staphylococcus, which cause food poisoning.
3. Get A Better Grip Over Those Mood Swings
Potassium is also found in kiwifruit skin, which can help regulate hormones, vascular function (veins and arteries that carry blood) and even blood pressure.
4. Strengthen Your Heart
Amazingly, both the skin and seeds contain an oil that’s heavy in omega-3 fatty acids. Not only is this essential to our diets – our bodies don’t produce this particular fatty acid – even our joint, heart and metabolic health receives a boost too.
5. Thankfully, The Fuzz Comes Right Off
Now that we have established that the kiwifruit peel is edible too, simply rub the fuzz off gently with a cloth. If not, take a tub of water mixed in white vinegar, soak the kiwifruits for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Still can’t get past the tiny hairs prickling your throat? Juice it into a smoothie instead, chop finely and toss with meats, or add into a muffin mix.