(NaturalNews) Considered a veggie but technically a fruit related to melons, the cucumber is often an afterthought or garnish for most. Too bad. It’s not only a tasty addition to many foods and very hydrating with it’s 90-plus percent water content; cucumbers are packed with a load of health-benefiting nutrients too.
Non-organic cucumbers are heavily sprayed according to the Environmental Working Group. And they are coated for shipping with synthetic waxes. It’s a no-brainer to opt for organic cucumbers that are not sprayed and coated with synthetic petroleum-based waxes.
As with most produce, the skin contains a lot of nutrients. If desired, the organic wax can be washed off organic cucumbers. But non-organic cucumber skins should be peeled off before using. Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated plant in the world. But you may want to grow our own.
Sliced cucumbers go well in just about any salad, are great…
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