Ask the Experts: Nutrients in Carrot Peels; Lemon-Lime Soda; Canned Beans

Expert views on healthy eating.

Q. Is it true that most of a carrot’s nutrients are in or just below the skin, so it shouldn’t be peeled? A. Emily S. Mohn, PhD, and Elizabeth J. Johnson, PhD, both scientists in Tufts’ HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory, respond: “Carrots consist of three major layers: 1) the peel/skin (outermost layer), 2) the phloem […]


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