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The next time you throw the banana peel or trash the watermelon rinds, give a second thought. Some of the vegetable peels, stem and leaves are more nutritious than their fleshy counterparts. The green leaves of the root vegetables like carrots, radishes, beets and the stalks of cruciferous veggies like broccoli have incredible benefits. Lemon pith is exceptionally high in vitamin C, contains vitamin B6, and fiber. And an apple’s skin contains anti-cancer properties like polyphenols as well as pectin, which is known for its ability to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Banana skin contains high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as fiber and protein and magnesium and potassium.
Despite their colour, certain white foods like garlic, cauliflower, onion, coconut products, turnips and parsnips are healthy because of their high phytonutrient content. Cook them appropriately to maximize their health benefits, including antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-viral and detoxification properties. Try out different, easy white-food recipes for a natural detox!
Turnips are nutritious cruciferous root vegetables, belongs to the Cruciferae family, which includes super foods like kale, collards, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Health benefits include improved cardiovascular, bone, and lung health. They can also promote eye health, digestion and boosts immunity. Read on for more benefits.