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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