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    I understand orange peels are worth eating, and perhaps banana peels - if organic and washed, etc. What about pumpkin stems and other peels, seeds, and stems? What nutrition goes into the trash can every time I toss a peel? Avocado pits are eaten by some, I know. What else am I throwing away that I could be eating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knifegill View Post
    i understand orange peels are worth eating, and perhaps banana peels - if organic and washed, etc. What about pumpkin stems and other peels, seeds, and stems? What nutrition goes into the trash can every time i toss a peel? Avocado pits are eaten by some, i know. What else am i throwing away that i could be eating?
    why?

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    Joking aside, I've never heard that you actually should eat those things, but I used to make "morning glory" muffins that had an entire whizzed-up orange in them. So if you want to try eating some serious fruit peels, blending may be a more palatable way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    I understand orange peels are worth eating, and perhaps banana peels - if organic and washed, etc. What about pumpkin stems and other peels, seeds, and stems? What nutrition goes into the trash can every time I toss a peel? Avocado pits are eaten by some, I know. What else am I throwing away that I could be eating?
    I think you should be eating all that stuff indirectly. Get some chickens, they'll turn that stuff into food for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    I think you should be eating all that stuff indirectly. Get some chickens, they'll turn that stuff into food for you.
    lol....yeah, your not a gorilla with 78 foot of hind gut.

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    I thought that kind of stuff was not to be eaten. Anti-nutrients, or something like that. It's a protective layer. Probably mostly fiber.
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    i eat the shells & tails on shrimp? only the tasty parts on fruit, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    i eat the shells & tails on shrimp? only the tasty parts on fruit, though.
    Yeah, me too (shrimp part). I also use to eat nuts shell and all.....I stopped doing that though when I realized eating peanuts in this manner wasn't probably all that good for me about a decade ago.

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    My mom used to eat the olive pits. They were supposedly good for your gut or something. Personally, I never do. I'm scared of the sharp, pointy tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    i eat the shells & tails on shrimp?
    No offense to jakey, but I give those to my dog. He eats them like popcorn.

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