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If you are new to making juice, is this perhaps one of your most nagging questions – peeling or not peeling? When you put your time and effort in juice, you want to get the most out of your products and squeeze out every last drop.

Let's see which fruits / vegetables can and should be pressed with their peels left behind, and which vegetables and fruits have to lose their skin before the juice starts.

Organic versus non-organic

I don't think I should tell you that you should always eat organic. First of all, if the fruit or vegetable that you add to a juice is not organic, always peel it. The Environmental working group publishes a "Dirty Dozen" list every year with an overview of the products with the highest use of pesticides.

Once you have your kitchen full of organic fruits and vegetables, before you start preparing your products, check this list to see which ones to peel before you make juice and which ones to peel.

Note: This list is only a preparation for if you are juice. It may be different than before blending, unless indicated otherwise.

Don't peel

1. Do not remove the skin, but definitely remove the seeds.

As with most fruits, the nutrients are the most concentrated just below the skin, so we try to process the skin in juice as much as possible. For the preparation of these products, they must be organic if possible. Just wash them clean, cut them into pieces and remove the seeds.

With guava, honeymoon and pumpkin (or other pumpkin), you can slice them and scoop the seeds out with a spoon.

2. Do not peel. Juice with zest and seeds (if present).

These fruits and vegetables are organic, have an edible skin and just need to be washed and pressed as they are, the skin, seeds and everything.

Lemon and lime are best pressed with their skin because of their bioflavonoids that surpass all nutrients in juices.

Watermelon peel and skin when absorbed in juice, provides chlorophyll and improves juice yield. The seeds are crushed and absorbed in your juice, but they are rich in zinc and magnesium. If you don't like watermelon seeds in your juice, you can use a filter to filter after pressing.

About beetroot, carrot, ginger root, lotus potato, rutabaga, sweet potato and turmeric, just wash them with a vegetable brush under running water and remove stubborn dirt or bruises.

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Absolutely zest

1. Remove the peel and remove the seeds.

This fruit list contains seeds that must be removed before consumption.

With the exception of melon (or melon), the other fruits on this list are usually used when blending to make smoothies. Remove the skin, cut into pieces and remove the seeds before using them in your smoothies.

I advise not to record cantaloupe skin because it can change the taste of your juice, and raw skin can be the home for bacteria and pesticides.

Mango skin can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Although it contains vitamins and nutrients, they also contain a phytochemical called urushiol that can cause an itchy rash.

2. Remove the skin but do not have to remove edible seeds (if present).

This list of fruit and vegetables (celeriac) must absolutely be stripped of the peel for making juice.

Dragonfruit, kiwi & # 39; s and passion fruit seeds can be added in your juice / smoothie. They are rich in calcium and add a nice crunchiness to your drink.

Unlike lemon and lime, the zest of grapefruit and Orange should be removed because they can taste very bitter and cause stomach upset when eaten.

Some juice fans say that kiwi & # 39; s skin can be added in juice and smoothies, but it's really up to you. I usually peel it because I prefer not to have the fine hair on the skin in my drinks because they can irritate the throat.

Pineapple skin must be removed because this fruit is grown very close to the ground. The rough thorny skin can hide dirt, dirt and bacteria that are difficult to wash off. Once you remove the skin, there are black eyes that are the thorns. Again, this is personal preference whether you want to cut them off, it's just extra work. I usually just leave them behind for making juice.

Pomegranate & # 39; s hard skin must be removed. The arils (the small seed casings) inside can be pressed through your slowjuicer to be pressed.

Celeriac is celeriac. I suggest removing the skin because the rough skin surface can hide dirt and dirt that is difficult to wash off.

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