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Tasty Recipes for Cucumbers  Armenian, Market More and Pickling 

Application

Cucumbers are best eaten raw. They are used in many different cold salads. Armenian cucumbers can be eaten without peeling the skin. The skin is very soft and palatable, and very nutritious when eaten raw.

 

Storage Tips

To store, refrigerate in plastic perforated bag for up to a week. Do not wash until ready to use. 


Nutrition

One cup of sliced cucumbers, with the skin on, also contain 223.60 IU of vitamin A, which is 4.5 percent of the RDA, and 5.5mg of vitamin C which is almost 10 percent of the RDA. Other trace vitamins in cucumbers are niacin and folate (both from the B vitamin family), B6, vitamin E and vitamin K.

Cucumbers are also loaded with minerals. According to the World's Healthiest Foods nutritional data report for cucumbers, they contain necessary minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, copper, manganese, fluoride, selenium and silica. While these minerals are only in trace amounts, cucumbers provide a natural way to consume them into the body to help promote good health and essential cellular functions.

Molybdenum is another very important component found in cucumbers. It is an element that, according to the American Cancer Society, helps with bodily processes that include the nervous system, kidney function and the ability of the cells to produce energy. The ACS also states that molybdenum has been found to be an anti-oxidant that can help prevent cancer.

According to Livestrong.com

 

Ellen's MEMORY CUCUMBER & ONIONS  (No cooking Recipe)
 
In a medium glass bowl, mix:
1 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
 
Peel (if you wish, though not necessary) about 2 medium cucumbers and 1 onion.
Slice them about 1/4"-1/2" thick
 
Put them in pickle mixture, cover, refrigerate.  (Better after overnight; better every day thereafter.)
 
That is it.  No cooking, no jars but don't use plastic, it absorbs the vinegar smell.  When you have more cukes or need more onions, just add them into the glass bowl.  Older will be softer, newer will be crisper.  You can add in the same ratio; vinegar/sugar/water, to make more.  This is a really 'zingy' mixture...be ready!

  

Ellen Jahnke - Rose Creek Farms CSA Member