It occurred to me that even though these cucumbers were beyond using for pickles, I could still make something from them that is just as good if not better. Why not juice them? Cucumbers are 96% water anyway and just imagine the power punch of all those good healthy enzymes!
Did you know that cucumber juice helps in flushing out toxins from the body. Cucumber are known to contain lignans that have a strong research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types. Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium, and fiber that work effectively for regulating blood pressure, both high and low. Digestive disorders like acidity, heartburn, gastritis and even ulcers can be cured by the daily consumption of fresh cucumber juice. Cucumber is rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium, when mixed with carrot juice, they can relieve gout and arthirtis pain by lowering the uric acid levels. (Source: Health Online Zine)
Also be sure to add a little more apple for sweetness if you want to make some delicious frozen ice pops with the juice for the kids.
I hope this post will help you to remember that when you see an overgrown vegetable that is too far gone for some recipes, that you will think about juicing. Invest in a good juicer and give it a try.
For a deeper look into the health benefits of cucumbers and some fabulous cucumber recipes, you must check out the website Jen Review. There are about a dozen health benefits and recipes listed there.