All About Cucumbers

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Cucumbers are low calorie and so good for you. Have as many as you want and have no guilt. Want to know more about them? Here’s everything about cucumbers!
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About Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a part of gourd family. There are several varieties. They can be pickled, cooked or eaten raw.
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Varieties

Some varieties include burpless cucumbers that are sweeter and have a thinner skin than regular cucumbers. Other cucumbers include persian, lebanese, east asian, apple and schalgurken.
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Health Benefits

Cucumbers are some of the best foods to eat. They are low in calories and full of hydration properities. This fruit is full of beta carotene and fiber.
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Growing Cukes

The soil must be at least 65 degrees F for germination. Since the plants are so suspectible to cold, try to plant them 2 weeks after the last frost. If you want your vines to climb after they being to grow use a trellis. Trellis will also protect the fruit from due to being on the ground and pests.
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Cucumbers Facts

Forget gum and mints. Ask for some sliced cucumbers at your next meals. Take a slice and press it to the roof of your mouth for 30 sec. It will eliminate bad breath. Also, cucumber cools the blood and reduces swelling.
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Cherry Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad

This salad is pretty easy to put together. It’s cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese. You can use shallots, oregano and even add olives and argula if you choose to. Dress with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
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Cucumber Salad

This is so easy that anyone can make it. It’s simply cucumbers, rice vinegar, dill, basil, salt and pepper. The basil and dill only elevates the taste of the salad.
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Panzanella Bread Salad

One of the best salads that say summer is Panzanella. It’s a great way to use what’s in your garden. Tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and tuscan bread. Add some really good olive oil, onion and salt and pepper. Mix it all together and serve.
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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Here’s a great appetizer. Think of it as elevated bloody mary. It contains cucumbers, celery, avocados, red onion and fresh shrimp. Use it has a dip or eat it with a spoon. Delicious.
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Roast Pork and Pickled Cucumber Sandwich

Take some sliced pork loin, salt and pepper, a cucumber, olive oil, brown sugar, mayor and cider vinegar. Add all of these together with some portuguese roll and you have the most delicious sandwich ever!
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Gingered Cucumbers and Snap Pea Salad

This literally takes 20 minutes to make. It’s a tangy delicious salad that’s amazing. It’s english cucumbers, ginger, sugar snap peas and more. Mix everything together and place it in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
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Cucumber Rye Tea Sandwiches

Seedless cucumbers get mixed with creamy cheese for a yummy spread on rye bread. Top it with Persian cucumbers.
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