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A Simple Guide to Peeling Fruits and Veggies

Everyone knows the importance of having fruit and veggies as part of our diet, but we often give up on them because we’re too lazy to deal with peeling them. Indeed, peeling can be a hassle, and the clean-up is also arduous. This is why I compiled these 14 smart and easy ways to peel your favorite fruits and veggies:

 
Tangerine  
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1. Cut the top and bottom edges. 2. Make a lateral incision.
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3. Split the tangerine 4. Enjoy!
   
Kiwi  
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1. Cut the top and bottom edges. 2. Use a teaspoon to separate the flesh from the skin.
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3. Push on one end to slide the skin off. 4. Enjoy!
   
Hazelnuts  
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1. Roast the nuts for about 20-30 minutes. 2. Place the nuts on a kitchen towel and wrap it around them.
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3. Roll the towels as if you're using a rolling pin - this will separate the skins from the nuts. Enjoy!  
   
Ginger root  
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1. Use a knife to streamline the root, removing all "bumps". 2. Peel the skin off using a spoon. 
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3. Enjoy!  
   
Garlic  
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1. Place a whole head on a flat, hard surface and "smack" it with your hand. 2. The cloves will separate. Put all the individual cloves into a bowl.
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3. Use a second bowl to create a closed container. Shake it well for a few seconds. 4. The movement will peel the cloves. Enjoy!
   
Corn  
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1. Gently peel the husk from the top of the corn, where the dark "hairs" are. 2. Pull the husk leaves off and grab them.
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3. With your other hand, grab the cob and pull the skin off in one smooth motion. 4. Break the stem off and clear away any leftover "hairs". Enjoy!
 
Chestnuts  
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1. Cut an 'X' shape at the top part of the chestnuts. 2. Place the chestnuts on an aluminum foil strip, and fold it into a container with a small hole at the top.
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3. Pour a quarter of a cup of water into the "container" and roast it in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 180°c (350°F). 4. Your chestnuts are now both roasted and peeled. Enjoy!
   
Banana  
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1. Most people start peeling the banana from the stem - this is not the best way. 2. Grab the bottom of the banana with your thumb and index finger and squeeze it until it splits.
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3. Peel the banana. Enjoy!  
   
Avocado  
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1. Cut the avocado horizontally. 2. Separate both sides and insert a small knife between the skin and the flesh.
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3. Spin the avocado around to separate the skin. (Make sure you're spinning towards the dull end of the knife!) 4. Pull off the skin. Enjoy!
Mango  
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1. Separate both sides of the mango along the seed. 2. Cut into the sides in a crisscross pattern. (try not to cut the skin) 
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3. Hold the piece and use your thumb to push the skin into the flesh as seen above. 4. Cut the lovely squares into a bowl. Enjoy! 
   
Orange  
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1. Roll the orange on a flat surface. Apply some pressure to soften it up. 2. Cut an incision near the top of the orange.
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3. Insert a spoon into the incision. 4. Use the spoon to separate the skin from the flesh. Enjoy! 
   
Tomato  
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1. Insert a fork into the top of the tomato. 2. Roast the tomato over a medium flame until the skin splits.
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3. Let the tomato cool down, then simply pull the skin off. 4. Enjoy! 
   
Potato  
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1. Boil the potatoes until they're cooked. 2. Place the cooked potatoes in a bowl of ice water for 15 seconds.
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3. You can now pull the skin off the potato with your hands. Enjoy!  
   
Peach  
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1. Make an 'X' shaped incision at the bottom of the peach. 2. Cook the peach in boiling water for 30 seconds.
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3. Allow it to cool and the skin will come off easily.  
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