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Thursday, August 19, 2010

CUCUMBERS - THE FRUIT



Cucumbers are a wonderfully refreshing FRUIT, with a crisp texture and cool taste. They’re available in a number of different varieties, all of which can be used raw in salads, sandwiches, dips and accompaniments, as well as cooked in soups. Continental cucumbers are surprisingly delicate creatures - thin skinned and liable to damage and dehydration during transit. This is why the continental cucumbers are wrapped in plastic as an extra protective covering.


Cucumber is a fruit and a member of the cucurbitaceous family. Like melon, squash and pumpkins, it is very high in water and very low in calories and an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C and folic acid.


The high water content makes cucumbers a diuretic and it also has a cleansing action within the body by removing accumulated pockets of old waste material and chemical toxins. Cucumbers help eliminate uric acid which is beneficial for those who have arthritis and its fibre-rich skin and high levels of potassium and manganese helps regulate blood pressure and help promote nutrient functions. The magnesium content in cucumbers also relaxes nerves and muscles and keeps blood circulating smoothly.


Carla MacQuarrie holding on the the aquaponic cucumbers grown at Future Aqua FArms,

and we have been harvesting cucumbers and beans like

so wastes in the water from the aquaculture tanks, growing marron and western pygmy perch,

The new system is modeled after Myles Harston’s systems at Aquaranch, with a few twists.

I changed out the growing media in my AP grow bed due to the gravel containing limestone which was....

There is an overwhelming buzz about aquaponics in Hawaii, and the

The Black Soldier Fly

These wild toads are being fed prepupal black soldier fly larvae

Enough already, I hear you say, O.K. I can take a hint.... See you soon...
Ozzie (But don't hold that against me.)

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