Greens are highly nutritious, and so are potato skins. But when it comes to green potato skins, stay away!
Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.
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The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.
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