Cucumber Pickling Gherkin is a baby cucumber, commonly known as a pickled cucumber in the United States and Cannada or curry cucumber in the UK, is quite small in length, about 9-10 cm.
The fruits are dark green and have black spines. The tree is easy to grow and produces many continuous fruits, can be grown in small pots on the balcony of the house because the tree is short and does not take up much space. Cucumbers should be picked early in the morning and stored in the refrigerator in liquid or opaque plastic bags until you are ready to use them. Pick up cucumbers every day to keep the fruit going.
Choose cucumbers soaked when fruits are 7-12 cm long, green. Do not use fruits that have turned yellow.
Cucumber is one of the low-calorie vegetables, providing only 15 calories per 100g. No less saturated baby and cholesterol. Cucumber peel is a good source of fiber that helps reduce constipation, and protects against colon cancer by removing toxic compounds in the intestine. In addition, cucumber is also a source of potassium to help the heart and blood pressure. Contains antioxidants, vitamins C, A, and K that are good for the body.
Usually, cucumber leaves for too long will be bitter due to terpenoid toxins such as cucurbitacin B, D, G, H, etc. It is advisable to cut a slice of cucumber to taste before use to ensure that the fruit is not bitter. If there is a bitter taste, the whole fruit should be discarded. If there are cases such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or any discomfort after eating cucumber, it is necessary to go to the nearest hospital.
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