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
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
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
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