Sadly, not my garden. I don't even have a garden and the last time I checked, none of my flowers were sprouting fruits or veggies.
This yummy snack was from my friends garden!! She was sweet enough to give me some.
I ♥ cucumbers!
They're so refreshing to eat.
These were washed, peeled, sliced and seasoned with salt, pepper and lemon.......DELISH!!
Fruit or Veggie
From a scientific perspective the part of the cucumber plant that we enjoy is a fruit. The cucumber has seeds and is formed from the flower of the plant. At the same time, a cucumber is a vegetable as well. How can a cucumber be a fruit and a vegetable you might ask? The term vegetable is solely used in culinary terms so as far as cooking is concerned, a fruit can be a vegetable, but scientifically speaking, the cucumber is a fruit.
Much of the nutritional value of the cucumber is found in the skin.
Cucumbers are high in vitamins A and C, calcium, and fiber.
Mostly water and nutritional yumminess, cucumbers are very low in calories.
- Cucumber Fact #1 : Cucumbers are natural diuretics used to help lose weight!
- Cucumber Fact #2 : Cucumbers sold in supermarkets are coated with a thin layer of wax for preservation that gives the cucumber an unnatural shine. Most of the cucumbers in the home garden are naturally dull green.
- Cucumber Fact #3 : Soak slicing cucumbers in salt water before slicing to suck some of the moisture out of the cucumber. Sliced cucumbers leak water when sliced.
- Cucumber Fact #4 : Sliced cucumbers release water and can be used to moisturize the skin. Slices of cucumber placed on the eyes is a common remedy for wrinkles around the eyes.
Enjoy some today!
Wow....who knew that my 200th post would be about cucumbers!! lol!! I'm happy to have this blog to share tid-bits from my life, share my crafts/recipes or post sillyness from the day! Thank you to everyone that has become a new reader of AboutBloggingTime!! I try my best to respond to each and everyone that comments....even when you have a no reply or no email to reply to, I reply on the post. So don't think that I don't read them.
It's the middle of the year, I wonder how many posts I'll have by December......hmmm that's sounds like I just challenged myself. (",)
Everyone have a great day!