previous topic · next topic
cerobit

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 80

      quote  
Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 14:56
I know it's like a cat's tongue, all hairy-like, but is it just me, or does anyone else eat the skin of kiwi fruit? I figure it's got to be nutritious, as it's usually very sour, and bound to be full of fiber...right? Embarassed

dx w/inoperable brain tumor 9/12, so nutrition is vital. Dedicated to slaying this beast.

"Keep on swimming" Nemo
Neptunebch

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 67

      quote  
Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 15:05
I've eaten it in the past - a long time ago - but the last 2 I bought I peeled them. Just didn't seem to apetizing to me at the time. I do eat the skin on white and sweet potatoes though AND skin on salmon when it is cooked crispy on the grill. TMI???
misunshyne

Joined: Dec 08
Posts: 28

      quote  
Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 19:04
"Can you eat the skin of a kiwifruit? Absolutely! The kiwifruit skin is completely edible and makes this nutrient-dense fruit even more nutritious! A recent study shows that eating the skin triples the fiber intake compared to merely eating the flesh. And by not peeling the skin, you preserve much of the vitamin C content as well. People all over the world have been eating the skin for centuries with no complaints. And many find that leaving the skin on their sliced kiwifruit makes it much easier for snacking, as the skin holds each slice together. Just like any fresh fruit or vegetable, we suggest that you wash the skin before eating since it is unknown who or what touched it before you did. So enjoy your kiwifruit, skin and all!"

Found on kiwifruit.org website. I personally have never tried it.

Donuts never taste as good as they look...
cerobit

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 80

      quote  
Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 13:42
Triples the fiber intake?? wow! Sure would be nice to have the USDA database updated to show that. I try to eat 2-3 a day, that must really up my fiber/day.
dx w/inoperable brain tumor 9/12, so nutrition is vital. Dedicated to slaying this beast.

"Keep on swimming" Nemo
misunshyne

Joined: Dec 08
Posts: 28

      quote  
Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 00:29
2 links to share here (1 for comparison). I figure if you'd like to add an item to the database since you do consume them with the skin, you can use this to go by.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/calories-in.asp?food=kiwi+fruit

http://www.sparkpeople.com/calories-in.asp?food=kiwi+with+skin

Donuts never taste as good as they look...
misunshyne

Joined: Dec 08
Posts: 28

      quote  
Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 00:30
Note, it didn't link completely, so copy and paste each full line into your browser window is recommended.

Donuts never taste as good as they look...



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

New Atkins Dieter Using Fat Secret for Net Carbs Tracking - Suggestions Appreciated
Thank you, mummydee. You are right. Must stay AT 20. I am usually going a bit over...I eat kefir (plain) with my nuts, and that is a bit higher in carbs. In fact from what I have read it is really just ...
by auroraioanid on 27 Feb 15 08:05 PM
menopause & post and Atkins
I completely agree with the Atkins/paleo/ ketogenic way of eating during menopause. The cleaner the foods the easier it is, at least that's what I experienced and have read many other posts where ...
by mummydee on 27 Feb 15 04:12 PM
1200 calories diet, or have I miscalculated badly?
its easier for us to see in your food diary, because there is has a auto breakdown and fats, protein, carbs etc
by howzat4u on 27 Feb 15 02:46 PM
HOW TO POST PICTURES ON F.S.
HOW TO UPLOAD PICTURE INTO F.S. Let me see if I can help you.... You can either go to free images on the web, or use your own photo file site. Then select an image that you may like. Right click-Hit Save ...
by Ann444 on 27 Feb 15 01:56 PM
For those of you following Weight Watchers and using Fat Secret...
Hi Robyn - I joined Fatsecret a little over two years ago. At the time I was doing Weight Watchers, and for several months I did "double entry" - put my food into the log here and also a sp ...
by jwill77nc2 on 27 Feb 15 01:30 PM