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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Vitamin C does a lot of good things for the body. It prevents diseases like scurvy, can lower the risk of certain forms of heart disease, and it is beneficial to people with anemia and iron deficiency.
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.