About half of the spud's hunger-quelling fiber is in the skin.
Make Into potato crisps. Place peelings on a baking sheet and sprinkle with oil, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Bake at 400°F until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.
They contain nearly all of the fruit's quercetin, an antioxidant that helps ward off certain cancers, according to a study in Nutrition Journal.
Add to a ham and cheese sandwich. Layer ham, thinly sliced apple peels, and grated Cheddar on a slice of whole grain bread, then broil until the cheese is bubbly.
Kiwi Fruit Peels
They're rich in vitamin E and disease-fighting flavonoids.
Add to Smoothies. Blend together 1 unpeeled kiwifruit, ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup orange juice, and ½ cup plain yogurt.
They provide d-limonene, a compound that may protect against skin cancer.
Add to chili. Finely chop the peel and toss in 1 to 2 tablespoons with the beans, tomatoes, and spices.
A single one contains more than a day's worth of vitamin C.
Add to stir-fries. Peel the stalks-what's inside is almost as tender as asparagus and makes a delicious addition.
The beta-carotene protects the eyes, skin, and immune system.
Add to meat loaf and burgers. Mix shredded carrot and carrot peel with lean ground meat to keep it from drying out.