Level up your gazpachos and salads
The French cucumber is slightly larger than the Spanish one. It’s about 15-20 cm long, it has a dark green color and fewer spines. The flavour is milder than the Spanish cucumber.
If you love Andalusian gazpacho, the French cucumber is the type of cucumber used to prepare it. However, it can also be added to salads or eaten with a little bit of oil and salt.
It’s rich in potassium, an essential mineral to regulate blood pressure and the transmission of messages through the nervous system. This mineral makes cucumber a cleansing and diuretic food. French cucumber also have high content of vitamin K, which contributes to normal blood clotting, and vitamin B, essential to promote effective nerve-impulse transmission and support healthy cellular function.
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Why does the cucumber take care of you inside and out?
Cucumber is a vegetable with a high nutritional content. The benefits it brings are very diverse, but above all, if you are looking to lose weight, it will be your great ally. This is due to the control it exerts on the peaks of insulin in the blood, due to beta-sitosterol that has an anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic action, causing carbohydrates to be managed correctly.
In terms of nutrients, cucumber stands out for its high potassium content. It contributes to the transmission of nerve impulses and normal muscle activity. We also highlight phosphorus and magnesium so it will be beneficial for the formation of teeth, bones and improving the functioning of the intestine.
Another of the great benefits of cucumber is its use to refresh and tone the skin and maintain a healthy scalp. To obtain these benefits we have many consumer options such as salads, smoothies and even facial masks. Now that you know all its benefits, if this vegetable was not part of your diet, there is no excuse to include it.