PICTURED: ORGANIC PERSIAN CUCUMBERS, FROM TRADER JOE'S
Today we are looking at one of my favorite foods of all time, Cucumbers!
Specifically, the Persian variety…
Persian cucumbers are mini & slightly sweet. In the U.S. they are available year-round. They are super easy to cut because there is no need to peel off the fiber-full edible skin!
They are sometimes labeled “burpless” or “seedless” because the seeds & skin of other varieties of cucumbers seem to give some people gas (yuck). Technically, Persian Cucs do have seeds, they just don’t make you burp!
Did you know?
- Cucs are made of 95 percent water
- have only 16 calories per cup
- provide Vitamins A, B, C, & K
- are a natural diuretic…bye-bye bloat!
- & their skin is packed with Fiber
SLICE 2 PERSIAN CUCS & DIP THEM INTO 2 TBS OF HUMMUS
(ONLY 112 CALORIES)
What is your favorite way to enjoy Cucumbers? I’d love to know!