5 Vegetables That You Should Eat Without Peeling

Veggies you don't have to peel
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Most people can’t imagine eating certain veggies without peeling their skin off, but this step can be skipped with some of them. There are many types of vegetables that are much healthier when you eat them with their skin on, and that happens to be the case with these five.


Zucchini is one of the most hydrating veggies on the market, but chances are you’re eating it wrong. Since it mostly consists of water, skin is actually its most nourishing part.


If you tend to peel your potatoes before cooking them, save yourself some time by skipping this step. Potato skin is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and you can benefit from eating it as long as it’s washed properly.


Peeling cucumbers comes down to personal preference, but they’re much more nutritious unpeeled—just make sure to get rid of their waxy layer by washing them properly.

Raw Beets

Raw beets are another healthy veggie that you can fix up with a good scrub, and there’s no need to peel their skin off before you put them in your salads and other dishes.


Eating fresh tomatoes with their skin on is a no-brainer, but some people tend to remove it before cooking them. If you happen to be one of them, skip this step because tomato skin is super-healthy.