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Interesting to know about cucumbers!

Updated on October 10, 2014

I got this information in an email and thought I had to share it with everyone.

If you have non-healing wounds or acne, eat more cucumbers, cucumbers contain most of the valuable nutrition your body needs, which will help with the healing process, it can also be used as a great diet which will help you lose weight!!!

[1] One Cucumber contains most of the vitamins you need every day, like Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Folic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

[2] If you are feeling tired in the afternoon, ''most people do in nowadays'' eat a cucumber and leave the caffeine drinks and sodas. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that is just what you need to boost you that can last for hours long.


[3] Bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower or bath? Try rubbing a cucumber slice on the mirror, it will eliminate the fog making it look smooth and clear.


[4] Tired of bugs, insects and slugs destroying your planting beds? Place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and your garden will be free from pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminium to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests away.

[5] If you are looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool or on the beach? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers for a few minutes on your problem area, the photochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming the outer layer of your skin and reducing the visibility of cellulite.

Works great on wrinkles too!!!

[6] Want to avoid a terrible headache or hangover? Eat a few slices of cucumber before going to bed. You will wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in a balance.

[7] Do you suffer from ''snack attack'' in the evening or during the day? Try eating cucumbers instead, you won't gain weight from it ''bonus''. Cucumbers have been used for centuries as a quick meal to prevent starvation.

[8] Polish your shoes? Rub freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water. ''It's a great way to save some small money'' Works great on helmets as well.

[9] Out of Q20 and need to fix an irritating squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it on the hinge that squeaks, and voila, the squeak is gone!!!

[10] Stressed out? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a pot of boiling water,
the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber react with the boiling water and is released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

[11] Forgot your gum or mints at home? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath, leaving your breath fresh.

[12] Go green and clean your sinks or stainless steel with cucumber! Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, it will remove harsh tarnish and bring back the shine and it won't leave streaks and won't harm your hands while you clean.

[13] Eliminating a pen mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers on the walls after your kids were there!!

 

Suzdal Cucumber Festival

That's right a cucumber festival, this large festival takes place every year in July in Suzdal in Russia, to celebrate the versatility and economic importance of the humble cucumber. 

A miniscule pastillage basket on socle with "jewel fruit" cucumbers.
A miniscule pastillage basket on socle with "jewel fruit" cucumbers.

History of Cucumbers

Cucumbers originated in India, a large genetic variety of cucumbers has been observed in different parts of India. It has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years in Western Asia, and was probably introduced to other parts of Europe by the Romans.

Records of cucumber cultivation appear in France in the 9th century, England in the 14th century, and in North America by the mid-16th century.

Have a bitter cucumber?

 If your cucumber is a bit too bitter for you try cutting off the end of the cucumber and rub the cut piece in a circular motion on the end of the cucumber, then do it on the other side too, the cucumber will release a white foamy substance, wash off and prepare your dish as you would normally do.

Personally I have never tried this technique yet, but it's said that it works, definitely worth a try if you get a bitter cucumber!

I do apologize if this content was used else where, my only intent was that everybody knows this useful information.

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    • ii3rittles profile image

      ii3rittles 6 years ago

      I suddenly love cucumbers even more now :) RT-ing

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      I never knew all that about cucumbers. This was an amazing hub.

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      It's a pleasure money glitch.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Wow, I am bookmarking this hub for future reference. Did not know there were so many great uses for cucumbers. Will definitely start eating them for an afternoon snack. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you D.A.L, the world have so many wonderful things to offer, I'm glad you've enjoyed this hub.

      Best wishes too.

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      Dave 7 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Nando's excellent and informative hub that puts the humble cucumber in a different light.Thank you for sharing. Best wishes to you.

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Me myself didn't know about the great benefits of cucumbers that's why I had to spread it.

      I never liked the taste of cucumbers until now.

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Hi Putz Ballard, unfortunally it does, but it still makes a great snack!!! :@)

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      Simple Tim 7 years ago

      Cool cucumbers to the rescue! Awesome hub!I love cucumbers in salad! had no idea they could be this useful.

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      Jon Law 7 years ago from Birmingham UK

      Great info here Nando's didn't realise the versatility of the humble cucumber, nice one

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      Putz Ballard 7 years ago

      Great hub, it is harvest time for cukes here in WNC, does pickling diminish or negate the healthful benefits? Great hub, had some for supper!

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I am pleased to know that you found this hub useful, thank you for reading my hubs equealla.

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      equealla 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Nando's, I did not receive this mail, and would not have known all this benefits of cucumbers, if you have not shared it here with us. Thank you for the kind post, I have learnt from it.