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Apples: To peel or not to peel?

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This is a long debated issue on whether to peel apple or not?

No doubt the apple skin is having many nutrients as described below,

By peeling apples you miss out on powerful nutritional pluses. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one medium (three-inch-diameter) unpeeled apple has nearly double the fiber, 25 percent more potassium and 40 more vitamin A – just to choose a few important nutrients.

Apple peels have further nutrition assets. “They contain the bioactive compounds polyphenols, pectins and ursolic acid,” says Elaine Trujillo, a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of “The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook.”

“Animal studies show that ursolic acid may have an effect on burning more calories, weight loss and improved glucose control,” Trujillo says. She suggests skipping the seeds, though; they can be toxic.

BUT WHO advises peeling non-organic apples is safer to eat due to pesticide residuals in many apples.

So, peeling apple is advisable for the moment.

I found ozone gases can eliminate about 85 to 95% pesticide residues in the fruits and vegetables from a China CCTV TV show. The video link will be updated soon.

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