Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in hydration
Aids in intestinal disorders
Anti-fungal
Combats fatigue
Enhances production of breast milk
Fights asthma
Fights migraines
Increases Sex Hormones & Orgasm
May reduce risk of Alzheimer
May reduce risk of urinary tract infections
May regulate heart rate
Pain reliever
Prevents sinusitis
Reduces risk of cervical cancer
Relieves PMS
Relieves chest infections

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cucumber; Calories: 47; Fat: .3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 6mg; Carbs: 11g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 2g; Potassium: 12%DV; Vitamin A: 6%DV; Vitamin C: 14%DV; Calcium: 4%DV; Iron: 4%DV

Did You Know?

  • The skin can be used like aloe to treat skin irritations and sunburns.
  • Press a slice of cucumber to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds, and it will kill bad breath-causing bacteria!
  • Cucumbers are a great hangover cure - eat a few slices before going to bed and you'll wake up with a much less intense hangover.
  • Cucumbers are made up of 95% water! Snacking on cucumbers can help curb hunger.

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • In salad
  • Chop some onions and some cucumbers, the soak in one part water, one part vinegar, and some sugar for a delicious, light side!

Farming Trivia:

  • Cucumbers originated in India and have been cultivated for 3,000 years.
  • It's thought that cucumbers were introduced to the rest of the world by the Greeks or Romans; they were brought to North American by the mid-16th century.
  • The United States is the fifth-largest producer of cucumbers in the world.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.