Heath Benifits of Cucumber and Innovative salad Event Reminder

This month I have started an Event called Innovative salad. Ingredient of this month was one of basic Ingredient of Green salad Cucumber.  Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same family as watermelon, zucchini, pumpkin, and other types of squash. Cucumber is high source of vitamin, minerals and fiber. You can consume a good amount of cucumber as salad , and it wont give a lot of calories and it has lot of fiber so it will surely kill your hunger

Nutrition Value in 100 gm Cucumber

Nutrient Value(%DV)
Vitamin C 10%
Molybdenum 8%
Vitamin A 5%
Potassium 5%
Manganese 5%
Folate 5%
Dietary Fiber 5%
Typtophan 4%
Magnesium 4%
Calories 13

Health Benefits

A Radiant Complexion

The silica present in cucumber is one of essential component of healthy connective tissue ,such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.

Good source of Fibers and Water

Adding a one or two cucumber to your salads is a good way to increase your fiber intake because cucumber comes naturally prepackaged with the extra fluid you need when consuming more fiber.

Helps in controlling High Blood pressure

You can add food that is high in Potassium, magnesium and fiber to control hyper tension naturally. Cucumber is high source for all these elements. If you include cucumber in you daily diet it will also help in controlling you BP up to some extents.

As Beauty aid

For Dark circles and puffy eyes

a fresh cucumber can be cut into thin slices, and these placed on the eyes for 5-10 minutes

As Face pack

Grated cucumber can be used as a mask and tonic for the entire face and neck. The benefit of a high sulfur and silicon content helps with skin surface issues and balancing, and the natural cooling properties provide for an easy facial on a hot humid day.

How you can consume Cucumber

As Salad-

Cucumber mixed with any of any other ingredients like tomato, onion, broccoli or any other ingredient of your choice make a really nice salad. Some of the salad Recipes in Cook healhy Blog

Baby corn salad in Honey Mint Sauce

Green Salad in Peanut sauce

As Pickle

You can also make pickle using cucumber and other salad vegetables

Vegetable Pickle in Sweet Vinegar

At the end I would like to inform you that end date of Innovative salad Event is on25th Feb. If you have some salad recipe that include Cucumber then you can link your recipe in the linky in the Event page  or send me at cookwithpia at gmail dot com.

Waiting for some more innovation with Cucumber so that we can enjoy cucumber with lot of flavors