Cucumber peel benefits
Cucumber peels are a great source of insoluble fibre that sweeps through the digestive tract easily and creates a faecal bulk, further helping in relieving constipation. The peel and seeds are considered most nutrient-dense parts of the cucumber. They contain beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that helps with immunity, skin and eye care. So, let the peel be as it is to reap the benefits of its vitamin K content. Vitamin K plays a vital role in activating proteins that your body needs for healthy bone maintenance.(Also read: 3 Simple Ways to Remove Bitterness From Cucumber)
Cucumber peels are a great source of insoluble fibre that sweeps through the digestive tractMake your cucumber peel edible
Cucumber peels may be dirty and full of pesticides, but this doesn't mean, they cannot be washed off under running water. Ensure that you wash the cucumber at least 3-4 times. Soaking cucumbers in a little bit of salt cold, salt water can help clean it further. Take out the cucumbers in 15-20 minutes, wipe them clan with a dry kitchen towel and store in a airy compartment of your fridge. Whether organic or not, washing cucumbers well is a must.
You must definitely eat cucumber peels unless they are excessively bitter in taste. So, the next time you are adding cucumber to your salads, sandwiches or pickles, make sure, they are unpeeled so that you gain all the goodness this juicy, green wonder fruit has to offer.