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    Sweet potato skins?

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    Ok, so I was peeling a sweet potato this morning and my wife asked why and said tht she had read that the nutrients are in the skin (likely due to undue influence of the potato skin lobby). Mark has a good post on white potatoes and the need to get rid of the skins due to a variety of toxins. He has little on sweet potato skins - just that he doesn't eat the skins on the likelihood of similar defenses as white potatoes, but referenced no studies.

    It stands to reason, as I speculated in conversation with my wife, that the nutrients are in the body of the tuber as that its purpose - to store nutrients (for a plant) and if there were stoic defense mechanisms, they would be in the skin.

    So any thoughts on the matter? Do you peel sweet potatoes?

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    I peel my sweet potatoes. My understanding is that it's the anti-nutrients that are located in and around the skin, not the nutrients.

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    The anti-nutrients, as well as a lot of the nutrients are in the skin. I peel it off because it's bitter and I don't like the texture.

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    While there may be other antinutrients in sweet potatoes, I don't think they contain solaine like white potatoes since they're not related botanically. I still peel my sweet potatoes too. I use them for carb refeeds occasionally and don't want to extra fiber slowing down absorption.

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    I eat the skins. I think they're tasty.

    The way I see it, there are worse things I could be eating.

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    I eat em.

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    I don't eat the skin in either white potatoes or sweet potatoes. I usually baked them, then remove the skin, and mashed them. If I am during fries, then I leave a little skin on. My personal preferences anyway.

    I find zero evidence that the skin has any significant nutrients, so whether you eat the skin or not it's up to your personal preferences.

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    I eat 'em
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    Eat them here.

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    Love 'em and eat 'em.

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