I learned of my favorite Veggie tricks from an Italian friend many years ago.
Cut ¼ inch piece off the top of a Cucumber. Rub the small piece of the Cucumber on the larger cut portion of the Cucumber several times until white foam starts to form. Wipe the foam off and slice the cucumber. This eliminates any bitterness thus enabling you to leave the skin on to eat it. The skin contains most of the vital nutrients, beta carotene being the main one.
Sliced Cucumbers make fantastic picnic snacks because their internal temperature always remains cool. Hence the phrase, “cool as a cucumber”.
Have a beautiful day,