WOW! Another nutrient hanging on the vine in your garden. But, what do you know about CUCUMBERS?
- Cucumbers originated in Ancient India around 2,000 BC. They were brought to the America’s in 1494 by Christopher Columbus.
- Cucumbers have a water content of 96%, making cucumbers a low-calorie, nutrient-packed health food.
- They can be eaten both raw and fermented – pickled.
- Cucumbers provide a number of health benefits to include the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels and rejuvenating the skin.
- The high water content makes cucumbers an excellent food for weight loss as it is low in calories.
- The high fiber content in raw cucumbers also keeps constipation at a low level and helps to maintain bowel regularity.
- As for skin health, it has been known throughout history to be used for treating dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. It is because of the caffeic acid’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and collagen-producing properties that it is used in many skin health products, as it has been shown to help restore the skin’s natural elasticity, making it a valuable tool for helping to prevent wrinkles.
- Cucumbers can also be juiced, added to smoothies, soups, sauces, etc.
- There are many varieties of cucumbers to include: Pioneer, Jade, Rare purple black, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Mini, Rare mini watermelon, etc.
- Shrink wrapping cucumbers, helps to preserve them.
Some people love cucumbers, and some people hate cucumbers. I tip my hat to the CUCUMBER LOVERS.