Cool as a Cucumber

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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!

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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

PERFECT SNACK:
SLICE 2 PERSIAN CUCS & DIP THEM INTO 2 TBS OF HUMMUS
(ONLY 112 CALORIES)

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What is your favorite way to enjoy Cucumbers?  I’d love to know!

xo, Siobain

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