February 10th, 2012 → 1:05 am @

“Vitamins and minerals in fresh food”


Cucumbers are a very refreshing vegetable and most people eat them raw or cut them up into a fresh green salad in the summer months.

They are supposed to have originated in India, but now they are grown all around the world.

Even though they seem to have a large percentage of water, they still manage to supply us with a good amount of vitamins and minerals.

There are some different varieties of cucumbers and some are used to pickle. They are harvested when they are quite small. They are then called gherkins.

Always eat them with the skins on, as there is an abundance of goodies there.

Vitamins: K very high, A, C, B5, B6, B1, B9.

Minerals: Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Zinc.

A number of countries have their own recipes for cucumber, but it is always cooling and if you ate a hot curry, a slice of cucumber will
“put out the fire”, as does anything sweet, like a ripe banana or some honey on the tongue. Never drink water, that does not help at all.


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