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Let us share some useful information with you about this popular vegetable::
Origin and Characteristics
It is one of the most useful vegetable for making salads. Originating from South Asia, it grows in almost every other continent now. It has a thick green cover with a tender seeded flesh inside. These can grow with limited space too because they creep and climb above and grow in vines. It has a crunchy and sweet taste and can be eaten raw or as a filling in sandwiches or salads.
Cucumber is a warm season vegetable and will require at least 60 to 65 days to grow.
- A very low calorie vegetable, it does not contain cholesterol or saturated fats.
- The daily consumption of this vegetable will help in providing relief from constipation and indigestions. It will also prevent other diseases which are related to stomach by the elimination of toxins.
- Another important benefit is towards healing of urinary bladder diseases and kidney problems. It can help in removing stones from the kidney and will promote urination.
- And, it gives relief from acidity, ulcers, heartburns etc.
Here, you can learn the easy recipe of Cucumber and Cheese sandwich. This is so easy to make and is full of nutrition and health benefits. The best thing is that the kids simply love it.
Ingredients: Two slices of whole wheat bread, 6 slices of cucumber, 2 tbsp of soft creamy cheese, 2 tbsp of alfalfa sprouts, 1 tsp of olive oil, 2 tsp of red wine vinegar, 1 sliced tomato, 1 leaf of lettuce and ½ mashed avocado.
Instructions: Remove the side crumbs of the bread and spread the creamy cheese on each slice of the bread. On one of the slices of the bread, arrange the cucumber slices in a layered form. Now, cover them with sprouts and sprinkle some oil and vinegar on top of it. Now, layer it with the tomato slices and lettuces. Take the other bread and spread the mashed avocado on it and close the sandwich. This can be eaten immediately and packed for your kids in their lunchboxes.
Purchase the fresh cucumbers from the reputed cucumber suppliers and make it a part of your daily food intake for a healthy living.