To give your health an extra boost, put the vegetable peeler back in the drawer for those skins, stalks and scrappy bits we chop or pare off fruit and vegetables are often the healthiest bits of all.
Some nutrients, such as vitamin C and fibre, are more concentrated in or just under the skin, so you can dilute the benefits by removing it,' says registered dietitian Helen Bond.
And those bits you tend to discard, the harder, redder outsides of onions or the darker, outside bits of leafy greens, tend to be higher in compounds such as flavonoids and carotenoids, which have reputed anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.'
Don't discard: The green leafy top
Instead: Steep in hot water to make a herbal tea