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Healthy Tip – Cucumbers

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The cucumber is originally from South Asia, but now grows on most continents. It is high in beneficial nutrients, plant compounds, and antioxidants beneficial to health. Cucumbers are low in calories, contain water and soluble fiber. Cucumbers are ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.

Preparing: Rinse and dry the cucumber, place on a chopping board, you can leave the seeds in or remove, slice the cucumbers thin. Cucumbers are used in salads, on sandwiches, or can be soaked in white vinegar and use as a stand-alone salad.

Basket of freshly picked cucumbers.

Basket of freshly picked cucumbers.
Millie Davenport, ©2017, Clemson Extension

Cucumber - Nutrition Facts

Cucumber – Nutrition Facts

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