1. Rösti

    Rösti
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    Recently I bought a pack of these:

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    Roasted peanuts with shells. I'm on a tight budget so whenever possible I do my best to not throw food away, and thus I eat the shells of peanuts (among other things such as lemons and sometimes bananas). The shell is quite good, not much flavour perhaps but easy to chew. I'm not sure about the nutritional value of the shells, but they're bound to provide some fiber at least.

    If you are presented peanuts with shells, do you eat the shell or peel the nut?
     
  2. shnurgleton

    shnurgleton
    Member

    Sometimes. High fiber diet’s good for ya m’dude
     
  3. Hollywood Duo

    Hollywood Duo
    Member

    I'm fairly certain that its not good for you to eat the shells.
     
  4. Hi Cutie!

    Hi Cutie!
    Banned Member

    sometimes, usually not
     
  5. vypek

    vypek
    Member

    I've never eaten the shell before. Didn't even know it was a thing people did.
     
  6. No. I'm not a beast.
     
  7. DJ_Lae

    DJ_Lae
    Member

    ...No.

    I guess I can sort of see people doing that over some other items (how on earth do you choke down a banana peel?), but it still seems incredibly bizarre.

    Same with eating cupcake wrappers or shrimp skins.
     
  8. _Karooo

    _Karooo
    Member

    uhh, pretty sure you are not supposed to eat the shells but what do I know...
     
  9. John Kowalski

    John Kowalski
    Member

    .......what??
     
  10. Hi Cutie!

    Hi Cutie!
    Banned Member

    lol wtf eating the shell is entirely safe. they salt it for a reason.
     
  11. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
    Member

    I used to eat the starburst paper
     
  12. ReAxion

    ReAxion
    Member

    lords no
     
  13. Katsyo

    Katsyo
    Member

    Lick em but don't swallow em.
     
  14. Nope. Pumpkin seeds on the other hand...
     
  15. whiteninja

    whiteninja
    Member

    If boiled yes but otherwise no.
     
  16. subrock

    subrock
    Member

    I eat sunflower seed shells, but not peanuts.
     
  17. Sibersk Esto

    Sibersk Esto
    Member

    I wasn't even aware this was possible
     
  18. Funny Valentine

    Funny Valentine
    Banned Member

    Have fun with your future gastrointestinal problems, OP.
     
  19. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
    Member

    Oh dear
     
  20. Bakercat

    Bakercat
    Member

    I think sunflowers seeds is the only thing I eat the shell of.
     
  21. Zukuu

    Zukuu
    Member

    Do I look like an elephant?
     
  22. Reckheim

    Reckheim
    Member

    They salt pistachios too, you dont eat the shells.
     
  23. louiedog

    louiedog
    Member

    Compost them and let them help you grow other food to save even more money.
     
  24. Neopolitan

    Neopolitan
    Member

    What in the fuck
     
  25. Hi Cutie!

    Hi Cutie!
    Banned Member

    they salt them because the pistachio nut is exposed and gets the salt

    last I checked peanuts are in a fucking sealed shell bro
     
  26. Not

    Not
    Member

    Yeah
     
  27. Mona

    Mona
    Member

    nah, i dont
     
  28. Casa

    Casa
    Member

    Even squirrels don't eat the shells when you throw them outside!
     
  29. chrisPjelly

    chrisPjelly
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    Dude no. What the hell is up with people eating hard shit like bone marrow and apple core??
     
  30. Assisted Living Dracula

    Assisted Living Dracula
    Banned Member

    Yeah that's gonna hurt.
     
  31. cameron

    cameron
    Member

    ^
     
  32. astro

    astro
    Member

    No, because that's a really bad idea.
    Erm, bone marrow and apple core aren't hard... the marrow itself is very soft, you just crack the bone to get to it. Apple cores aren't even close...
     
  33. Rygar 8Bit

    Rygar 8Bit
    Member

    Eating peanut shells and Starburst wrappers, jesus people.
     
  34. Reckheim

    Reckheim
    Member

    ok, I stand corrected, supposedly this is a thing. WTF?
     
  35. No but there's this old guy on my job who loves sucking on the shell, it weirds me out a little lol.
     
  36. Hi Cutie!

    Hi Cutie!
    Banned Member

    curious of anyone who is knocking it has actually tried it

    its really good and adds tons of texture

    I've seen tons of people doing it at baseball games, it really isn't weird
     
  37. chuseph14

    chuseph14
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    I didn't know we were building a community of MONSTERS
     
  38. snacknuts

    snacknuts
    Member

    Hell yes. They are garbage if you don't.
     
  39. Hoo-doo

    Hoo-doo
    Member

    Why can't you guys just be normal.
     
  40. Funny Valentine

    Funny Valentine
    Banned Member

    Peanut shells have next to no nutritional value and could cause intestinal problems over time. I mean yeah you could do it the same way you could eat shrimp tails and apple cores but why?
     
  41. Wtf? I didn't know people did that.
     
  42. 1000% H

    1000% H
    Member

    Peanut shells are nature's cardboard.
     
  43. Zing

    Zing
    Member

    The shells aren’t salted for you to eat. They are only incidentally salted, because salting peanuts in the shell requires soaking them in salt water.

    Eating peanut shells is dangerous. You could easily have intestinal damage or a puncture. Don’t do it.
     
  44. Hi Cutie!

    Hi Cutie!
    Banned Member

    I eat shrimp tails

    in fact, if you know anything about fried seafood, you should be eating them too
     
  45. Bandage

    Bandage
    Member

    Isn't it like pure fiber and will fuck up your guts?
     
  46. greenbird

    greenbird
    Member

    That's boring tho.

    Anyway, yeah, I eat the shells. Not every one, it gets to be too much, but like every 3rd or 4th peanut usually.
     
  47. Billfisto

    Billfisto
    Member

    Hell no.

    1) Don't be a weirdo.

    2) I ate a bunch of sunflower seeds with the shells one time and it resulted in a horrible, jagged mess come expulsion time.

    3) Enjoy your pesticides!
     
  48. Hi Cutie!

    Hi Cutie!
    Banned Member

    ditto, the salt can get overwhelming but its nice to eat a whole peanut with shell to mix it up now and then

    peanuts are best when shelled, ill admit that. but they're damn good in the shell too.
     
  49. Hollywood Duo

    Hollywood Duo
    Member

    A quick internet search reveals that the shells are not digestible and can create intestinal blockages. I’m good on this one my man.
     
  50. Mihos

    Mihos
    Member

    Knowing about fried seafood means you don't eat fried seafood