Cucumbers have a way of dividing the very best of us. It all boils down to a very basic question, one that gets asked every time you rinse a cucumber and get ready to eat it. The question is: should you peel the cucumber or not? You might think the answer is obvious, but many others disagree—and here’s why.
Those who believe the cucumber should obviously be peeled point out the fact that it’s just one million times tastier that way. And they’re not wrong. Sinking your teeth into a freshly peeled cucumber truly is a treat. However, there’s a whole other community of people who believe that peeling a cucumber strips it of all of its nutrients. This, too, is very true.
The Perfect Balance
The best way to balance these two excellent points of view is actually an elegant solution. This may sound a bit wacky, but simply peel half of the cucumber! This way you enjoy the tasty benefits of a peeled cucumber while also getting some of those awesome nutrients we all love so much. By the way, this idea also works well with carrots. You can thank us later once you’ve tried it and seen the light.