You Should Eat the Peel of These 15 Fruits and Vegetables

Read about the nutritional benefits of the peel or skin of 15 fruits and veggies and learn how to make them more palatable.

Cucumbers

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Cucumbers

The dark green skin contains the majority of a cucumber's antioxidants, insoluble fiber and potassium.

The cucumber peel also holds most of its vitamin K.

The next time you have a Greek salad, ask the chef not to peel your cukes.

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The dark green skin contains the majority of a cucumber's antioxidants, insoluble fiber and potassium.

The cucumber peel also holds most of its vitamin K.

The next time you have a Greek salad, ask the chef not to peel your cukes.

Cucumbers can also be an excellent way to improve your hydration.

They add a nice, refreshing flavor to a glass of water, and they're also almost entirely water themselves.

In fact, cucumbers are 96 percent water.

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