Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pic at Glaces

Chinese Old Cucumber (Yellow Cucumber)

It is also called Cucumis Sativus. Its young fruit is green and turns to a beautiful yellow-orangish brown when matured.

Widely used for soup making in Chinese households or restaurants; the yellow cucumbers' skin & soft flesh is cut into cubes and boiled.

The yellow cucumber is juicier, more district and milder in taste compare to other cucumbers.

Its flesh is creamy white whilst the seeds are surrounds by a thin gelatinous coating.

The yellow cucumbers are also widely used to make pickles.

Uses of yellow cucumbers:
It has been recognized in oriental medicine for thousand years that the extract of the plant has been used to induce abortions.

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