31Days of Fruits & Vegetables – Cucumbers
Popular for pickling, the Cucumber is a diverse vegetable. From sandwiches to salads to being a great remedy for dehydration by containing 90% percent of water, this guy does it all. Other health benefits include; preventing heartburn, aiding with weight loss and flushing out toxins as well as helping individuals with diabetes and keeping kidneys in shape. For the athletes, the Cucumber soothes muscle and joint pain, revives the eyes and reduces cholesterol. Vitamins include Vitamin B, K, and C along with Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, and Zinc.
Surprised yet? If not, did you know Cucumbers were originated in India? Dating back over 3,000 years ago, Cucumbers have found their ways traveling through time quite a bit. Cucumbers cultivation appeared in France in the 9th century, England in the 14th century, and in North America by the mid-16th century. Check out our recipe section for cool ideas for your next dish with Cucumber!