Cucumbers - Specialty

Cucumbers - Specialty

We grow a Persian variety of cucumber that is known for their sweet and mild flavor, thin-skin, seedless quality, and pronounced crunch.  We pick them when they are nice and small and still have ridges on them.  These cucumbers are a very versatile and are a perfect summer food that is good to eat on their own with a splash of sea salt, or in your favorite greek salad, tzatziki or naturally flavored water.


Nutrition:  Cucumbers are highly alkalizing and hydrating food that are rich in nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamins C, K, and minerals such as magnesium, silicon, and potassium. Cucumbers are also packed with antioxidants and enzymes which help to digest proteins and destroy parasites. The high chlorophyll and lignin content in the cucumber skin makes it great anti-cancer food. The high fiber content of cucumbers makes it an excellent remedy for constipation by adding bulk and hydration directly to the colon. Cucumbers are also one of the best diuretics, aiding in the excretion of wastes through the kidneys and helping dissolve uric acid accumulations. Their high silica content promotes strong and healthy hair and nails which has earned them the reputation as being a beautifying food.

 

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