Health Benefits of Kiwi Skins.
I am showing you today what can be done with kiwi peels. Because, we eat the fruit, but what do we do with the peelings?
We throw it away, or at best we put it in the compost bin. However, these skins are much more useful than you think, it would be a shame to throw them away.
And since I hate throwing things away that can still be used, I got interested in these kiwi peelings.
1. Kiwi skin is eaten!
Hey yes, it’s simple but you had to think about it: the skin of the kiwi is edible. You can perfectly eat the skin of the kiwi after washing it well.
A bit like eating the fluffy skin of a peach, the same goes for the kiwi. The kiwi, therefore, does not necessarily need to be peeled. In addition, the skin is full of vitamins: A, C, E, flavonoids, and omega
3. And if you have trouble eating the skin of the kiwi, you can even put the whole kiwi in the smoothie blender. It makes the morning routine a lot easier, doesn’t it?
2. Kiwi peel flavor drinks If eating kiwi peel isn’t your thing, you can use the peelings to flavor your drinks.
How? ‘Or’ What? Here is my preferred recipe: I put 3 portions of kiwi peelings for 1 portion of sugar and 10 of water in a jar.
I let ferment for about 1 week at room temperature. The drink is slightly alcoholic and has a good kiwi flavor.
For a more exotic aroma, you can put a few pieces of pineapple skin. The more the dose of sugar is increased, the more alcoholic the drink will be.
Another tip if you like mixed rum: You can perfectly flavor your rum with kiwi, pineapple, banana peels, a little cinnamon, and a vanilla bean. Leave to macerate for 3 weeks before tasting.
3. Kiwi peel restores radiance to the skin This is one of the most well-known and effective kiwi peel uses.
Kiwi peel has the power to restore radiance to your skin. And not only! It also helps fight against bags under the eyes.
How to use it? It’s very simple: Pass the skin of the kiwi over your face in small circular motions, especially under the eyes.
Leave on for about 5 to 10 minutes and rinse with cold water. This 0 waste mask gives the skin radiance, hydrates, and smoothes the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines. To you, naturally beautiful skin! Incredible, isn’t it?
4. Kiwi peel removes dark spots If you have brown spots on the skin, especially on the hands, the kiwi fruit is there to remedy it.
How to use the skin to erase dark spots?
Again, it’s quick and easy. You just need to run your leftover kiwi fruit over the brown spots, rubbing lightly.
Leave on and dry if possible without rinsing. If you feel like rinsing off, wait at least 15 minutes for it to take effect. Reapply as often as possible.
Why does it work? Because the kiwi regulates the production of melanin which causes these pigmented spots on the skin.
Results There you go, now you know what you can do to use the skin of kiwis 🙂 As we have just seen together, kiwi peelings have many unsuspected benefits and virtues.
And this is true for both yellow and green kiwis! Finally, note that some animals also eat the skin of the kiwi.
This is the case with rabbits and guinea pigs. On the other hand, it is better to avoid giving it to your dog, as it may give him diarrhea.
The same goes for chickens because kiwi skin is toxic to them. Finally, you can also put it in small pieces and in small quantities in your vermicomposter.