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Cucumber juice can be very useful in ordinary household situations. Your bathroom mirror is steaming up? Just rub the slice of cucumber on it! You need a quick way to polish shoes? Rub it with cucumber and it will remain shiny even in wet weather! Your squeaky metal hinges annoy »

Cucumber Tips

Cucumber has multiple benefits: It's High in Nutrients Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water and several important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients. It Contains Antioxidants Cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful »

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• Cucumbers are 96% water. • A whole cucumber is just 16 calories. • Cucumber is the 4th most cultivated vegetable in the world. • Cucumbers have the ability to very easily remove the feeling of hunger from our minds. • Cucumbers have many types, shapes, textures and colors, including orange, yellow, green and white. »

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The roots of the fascination for cabbage go right back to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, who attributed special powers to the vegetable. The Romans venerated the life-giving properties of cabbage such that a whole branch of medicine grew up around it. Cabbage leaves were placed on wounds; cabbage juice »

Cabbage Tips

Cabbage can be used for a number of causes: Vitamin C Galore. Cabbage contains a high concentration of Vitamin C. That means it cuts out toxins in your body, preventing skin disease, arthritis, and rheumatism. Go for red cabbage when you have Vitamin C in mind. It contains double the »

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• Cabbage is a biennial plant, which means that it finishes its life cycle in two years. • Cabbage is like the grandfather of veggies. It’s one of the oldest vegetables in existence (over 1000 years old!). • In ancient China, people believed cabbage was a magic cure-all for bald men. • There »

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Steaming and broiling are probably the most common ways to cook cauliflower, but they can leave the vegetable mushy and bland. That's why Mangieri suggests roasting, sautéing and eating it raw to retain more flavor. The shape of the florets and their mild taste make them perfect for dipping into »

Cauliflower Tips

Contains Many Nutrients The nutrition profile of cauliflower is quite impressive. Cauliflower is very low in calories yet high in vitamins. In fact, cauliflower contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral that you need. High in Fiber Cauliflower contains a high amount of fiber, which is important for digestive »

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• Cauliflower is part of the Brassica oleracea family. Its relatives include kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. • The color of the head depends on the variety. Most common type of cauliflower is white, but it can be also purchased in green, purple, orange, brown and yellow color. • Yes, it’s »

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There is something called ‘Watermelon Month’ in the US. It is the month of July and it is called so because it is this month when watermelon production in the country is the highest. In China, it is a custom that the guests offer watermelons to the hostess as a »

Watermelon Tips:

• A Tonic for Our Brain Watermelon is a mind booster because of its richness in Vitamin B6, which helps in proper functioning of our brain. Moreover, the water content in watermelon makes it the best food for the brain that itself consists of 85% water. • A Friend to Your Kidney »