Cucumber Flower

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Not the easiest to carve but satisfying to see the result.


 

Cucumbers are handy to have at home. They can be eaten fresh, with salt, pepper and/or with chilly powder, pickled, used in raita and in “kosumbari” among many other things. Of course can’t forget in garnishing!

 

But is Cucumber a fruit or a vegetable? To a botanist its a fruit and to a grocerer, its a vegetable! Also did you know it has been cultivated in India for  last 3000 yrs? Yes, Cucumber has its origins in India!

 

Cucumbers are low in nutrients and has 5 calories per ounce.

Author: Dr K.B. Mallya- Canada


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