Despite the fantastic health benefits – one third of cucumbers produced are wasted!
These low-calorie veggies contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties. They contain valuable nutrients which mean stronger bones, better memory, a healthier heart and easier digestion. They may even help manage stress and prevent cancer!
“Cool as a Cucumber”? Cucumbers are “cool” as they have the ability to cool the temperature of your blood.
Surprisingly, keeping cucumbers at room temperature will vastly improve their longevity. Refrigeration can cause them to suffer cold injury,making them less tasty and spoil faster.
Don’t store cucumbers in your fruit bowl as bananas, tomatoes and melons can spoil them faster.
Hungarian Cucumber Salad
2 Large cucumbers, sliced
1 Large Onion, sliced
1/4 cup chopped dill
3 tbls white vinegar
3 tbls vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Lightly toss cucumber, onion and dill.
2. Add oil and vinegar and toss to coat.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
Greek Cucumber and Yogurt Dip
1 Cucumber, peeled and shredded
2 cups plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Salt and pepper
1. Stir the shredded cucumber and yogurt in a bowl.
2. Mix in garlic, mint, salt and pepper.
3. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
We are aiming to take on food waste in the home. Globally, we use land 165 times the size of Ireland to grow food that is never eaten! Every year in Ireland, 180,000 tonnes of perfectly good delicious food goes to waste from households. This is enough food to feed 100,000 families for a year. We want to do something about it and we need your help to save these foods from going in the bin.
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