Some peels are safe to eat, while others may not be. The lists below provide summaries of which common fruits and vegetables should be peeled and which do not have to be:

• Inedible Peels

– Avocado
– Citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, etc)
– Tropical fruits (banana, lychee, pineapple, papaya, mango, etc)
– Garlic
– Hard winter squash
– Melon
– Onion

• Edible Peels

Apple
– Apricot
– Asparagus
– Berries
– Carrot
– Citrus fruits (grated or cooked)
– Cherries
– Cucumber
– Eggplant
– Grape
– Kiwi
– Mushroom
– Parsnip
– Peach
– Pear
– Pea
– Pepper
– Plum
– Potato
– Squash (if well-cooked)
– Zucchini

Brief Summary

Some fruits and vegetables, such as pineapples, garlic, and melons, are best peeled. Others, such as apples, eggplants, and plums, are best consumed with peels on.

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Some peels are safe to eat, while others may not be. The lists below provide summaries of which common fruits and vegetables should be peeled and which do not have to be: • Inedible Peels - Avocado - Citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, etc) - Tropical fruits (banana, lychee, pineapple, papaya, mango,...
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