For over a week now, the scare over needles found in Australian strawberries, apples and bananas have continued to send jitters down the spines of not just Australians and the many places where the fruits are sold, but even other parts of the world!
Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. The calciferous vegetable is said to be good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive.
The cucumber is a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, along with honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Made up of 95 percent water, cucumbers are naturally low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Their high water content helps ward off dehydration and combat the heat while their refreshing and mild taste appeals to even the pickiest eaters.