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Old 07-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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A strange cucumber question...

If you cut it into strips from the outside layer, and it doesn't go all the way to the middle, would it then be higher in carbs? The outside seems to have less water so I was wondering if the carbs might be more concentrated there.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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The best I can answer your question if I am understanding correctly is...

Cucumber without the peel

1 cup = 3 carbs with 1 carb fiber = 2 net carbs

Cucumber with the peel

1/2 cup = 2 carbs

This is according to Nutritiondata.self.com

I hope this helps.

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Old 07-07-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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•½ cup sliced cucumber:with peel: 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate and 8 calories; without peel: 1 gram carbohydrate and 7 calories
•1 medium cucumber (about 8" long): with peel: 9 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 45 calories; without peel: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 34 calories
•4 oz cucumber (¼ lb.): 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus .5 gram fiber and 17 calories; without peel: 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 14 calories

honestly, I don't worry about this at all.

there are TONS worse to worry about vs. a cucumber
but this gives ya an idea of the difference.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:03 PM   #4
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Thanx this is helpful.

Looks like almost half of the carbs are in the peel.

I'm making thin slices so about half of them are peel. So the difference is somewhat.
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Yup. if it ALL counts to the max, then the peel is more of the problem
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:17 PM   #6
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Interesting!!
Wow, I never did like the peel much anyway..
Good!
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I only use the peel when cucumbers are super fresh. I run a fork all around the outside of the unpeeled cucumber then slice; it looks pretty in salads that way.
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But, for me anyway, that extra carb is worth the fiber content in the peel!
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