Nutritional value of Cucumber
Waverley Root is right in saying “the cucumber is about as close to neutrality as a vegetable can get without ceasing to exist.”
Among the vegetables that I’m not really fond of cucumber is one. Then I figured out why. It is actually a fruit! And somehow I’m not very fond of cucumbers. But then the mundane ritual of cooking the same damn food kind of got on my nerves so I decided to try something different. different from my perspective is to take an traditional dish and revamp it to suit my family. so the traditional ash pumpkin got a make over. coming to cucumber it is actually quite a useful fruit to eat. Considering one cup of chunked cucumber has about 16 calories if eaten with the peel and 15 without the peel.
Scientifically cucumber belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae and is called Cucumis Sativus
4% of the potassium requirement,
3% of the VitC,VitK, magnesium potassium,Manganese and VitA is met by cucumber.
Coming to the traditional Udupi cuisine. A platter consists of a pickle, salad, chutney, dry accompanying dish, a semi- liquid dish, then a protein rich one, and a vegetable gravy , a fried accompaniment and a sweet. Over the next few days I plan to revive as many cucumber dishes that I can.
By the way a 1884 book called the Plant Lore written by Richard Folkard says ‘to see cucumbers in a dream denotes that you will speedily fall in love. Or, if you are in love, then you will marry the object of your affection.’