The Best Parts Of Fruits And Veggies You're Not Eating

03/02/2014 09:48 am ET | Updated Mar 02, 2014

Most adults would benefit from one and a half to two cups of fruit and two to three cups of vegetables each day. But it might be easier to reach our recommend servings if we didn't throw away so many beneficial pieces and parts of our favorite fruits and veggies. (Not to mention we might just want to stop wasting 25 to 33 percent of our food globally). Yep, we're talking seeds, skins, stems and more you thought you were supposed to toss.

Turns out, thanks to some big-time health benefits, those incidentals don't need to be banished to the compost heap. Start enjoying these eight extras today.

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