A LA CARTE
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🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：A LA CARTE / Réunion Island, France
🔖 Certification： Organic European
🌱 About the Supplier：
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while ensuring that, ultimately, our clients get the most tasty and fresh products at the best prices.
All our farmers follow specific certifications minimizing the use of chemicals. From sustainable agriculture ‘’Agriculture Raisonnee’’ (AR) to Organic certified ‘’Agriculture Biologique’’ (AB), these guarantees that the fruits delivered to you a safe and healthy. On top of the tests done by our farmers, we also perform our own chemical test upon each arrival of the fruits.
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🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Cucumis sativus L.
Product Description：Sweet, cool in nature. It has the effects of water, heat-clearing, detoxification, thirst-quenching, edema, diuresis, laxative, anti-inflammatory and weight loss. Cucumber is rich in water, which can bring about the effect of quenching thirst, and at the same time replenish the water lost by the body, which helps to maintain normal body temperature; rich in vitamin C, it can prevent the precipitation of melanin and achieve whitening effect; cucumber contains propanol two Acid, which inhibits the conversion of sugars into fat, is considered a diet food. The tender seeds are rich in vitamin E, which can maintain the youthful vitality of the skin, and also has the function of preventing women from miscarriage and increasing men's energy.
Originating in northern India, it spread eastward and was introduced to China, so it is called "courgette".
Variety：The stems of cucumbers are covered with hairs, rich in juice, and the appearance of the leaves has 3-5 lobes covered with downy hairs. The fruit is long or rod-shaped, with small thorns or tumor-like protrusions on the surface, white pulp, crisp and tender taste, generally about 15 to 30 inches long.
centimeter. Leaves cordate-ovate, 3-7 lobed. Flowers unisexual, monoecious, yellow; yellow-green when mature; seeds white, oblong.
In fact, there are many varieties of cucumber, including ground cucumber, frame cucumber, summer cucumber, autumn cucumber; there are also Ningyang big thorn melon, Beijing thorn melon and so on. In addition, greenhouse cucumbers have become popular in recent years. There are varieties from Japan or China, which are crisp and sweet. Small in shape, it is mostly eaten raw.
Supply Season：The main production period is from April to October each year, and it is available in Hong Kong throughout the year.
Storage Method：Cucumbers can be wrapped in toilet paper and stored in a cool place, or sealed with plastic wrap and placed in the refrigerator. Sealed and placed in the refrigerator, they can be stored for about 10 days.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Suitable: It can be eaten by everyone, especially suitable for diabetics, dry mouth, upset, constipation, sore throat, obesity, chickenpox, measles, pertussis, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and edema.
Avoid: Cucumber is cold in nature, patients with spleen and stomach deficiency, chronic dysentery, stomach disease patients, and vomiting should eat less. Because cucumber is cool in nature, it is not suitable for people with abdominal pain and diarrhea. In addition, those who suffer from scabies, beriberi and puffiness should not eat it, so as not to aggravate the condition. Patients with tuberculosis and menstruation should avoid eating raw and cold cucumbers, especially those with cold dysmenorrhea.
Pregnant women can eat cucumber
In addition to women preparing for pregnancy, Pregnant women can also eat cucumbers, which will not have adverse effects on the fetus, but they should be careful not to eat too much. Maternal women can also eat cucumbers during confinement, but be careful not to eat them raw. It is best to fry them or boil them in hot water before eating them.
Properties (TCM): cool
Five Flavors in TCM: sweet
Efficacy Clearing heat and detoxifying, quenching thirst, reducing edema, diuretic, promoting digestion, lowering fat, anti-inflammatory and analgesic
Cucumber contains vitamin B1, which can improve the function of the brain and nervous system, and has the effect of calming the nerves and calming the mind. Cucumber is also rich in fiber, which can enhance gastrointestinal peristalsis and smooth stool.
Cucumber has dehumidification, diuretic, lipid-lowering, analgesic, and digestion-promoting effects. In particular, the fiber contained in cucumber can promote the excretion of spoilage food in the intestines, and the propanol, ethanol and tartronic acid contained in it can also inhibit the conversion of carbohydrates into fat, which is beneficial to obesity, high blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia. It is beneficial for patients and pregnant women.
1. Cucumber and tomato: Cucumber and tomato also contain a moderate amount of potassium, which helps maintain the sodium level in the body, prevents edema and stabilizes blood pressure. The other two are rich in vitamin C, which helps to enhance human immunity.
2. Cucumber and apple: Cucumber and apple contain proper amount of dietary fiber and organic acid components, which can stimulate the peristalsis of the intestinal tract and help solve the problem of constipation.
1. Cucumber and digitalis: Cucumber and digitalis should not be eaten at the same time, as this will affect the absorption of the drug.
Honey laxative and detoxification
Cooking Skills：The edible part is melon fruit. After soaking in water for 5 to 10 minutes, scrub the surface with a soft brush, or peel and wash. In the process of picking and transportation, cucumbers are often contaminated by bacteria, and the surface of the melons is stained with coliform bacteria, dysentery bacillus, or even typhoid bacillus and roundworm eggs. Therefore, when eating raw, it must be washed and then scalded with boiling water.
Notes：Eating too much tends to accumulate heat and generate dampness.
When using tetracycline family antibiotics, eat less alkaline food such as cucumber, because the same food will reduce the solubility of tetracycline, thereby reducing the efficacy of the medicine.
Salad with garlic cucumber, hot and sour cucumber, cucumber stir-fried beef.
This product is imported from foreign countries. The supply depends on the delivery situation. It may be insufficient or out of stock!
Suggested Eating Method：
The edible part is Guigua. After soaking in water for 5 to 10 minutes, wash the surface with a soft brush, or peel and wash. In the process of picking and transportation, cucumber is often contaminated with germs. The melon surface is stained with E. coli, dysentery, or even typhoid bacteria and tapeworm eggs. Therefore, wash it with boiling water when eating.
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