Cucumber argument to undermine pepper vitamin C

Dec 21 09:20 2012 David Yvon Print This Article

Now a common saying that cucumber contain vitamin C enzyme, causes the Vitamin C in peppers being destroyed, reduce the nutritional value. That's a slightly inaccurate.

Cucumber is cucurbitaceae annual herb,Guest Posting cultivated throughout China, is one of China's major vegetable varieties, with high nutritional value. A notable feature of cucumber is that its water content is as high as 96% to 98%, the highest in the fruits and vegetables. Cucumber containing cellulose is very rich, can promote peristalsis, maintain defecate unobstructed, lower blood lipids. Cucumber contains a substance called alcohol acid, can inhibit the body carbohydrates turn into fat. Therefore, cucumbers is a good natural diet food called by medical nutritionists. Cucumber rich in water, contains a certain amount of vitamins, is kind of vegetables can be used in beauty, is known as the “kitchen cosmetic agent”. Regular consumption or paste on the skin can be effective against skin aging, reduce wrinkles, can control cheilitis, angular cheilitis. Cucumber contains chromium and other trace elements, have the effect on lowering blood sugar, cucumber is the best fruit vegetables also food for people with diabetes. The bitter taste of cucumber known as have anti-cancer effect, and have the effect on ridding heat, relieve thirst, diuresis and relieve swelling.

Cucumber is cold vegetable, eating too much is easy to attenuation upright, and hurt the stomach, so the lack of blood, enduring illness patients, the elderly, children, pregnant women, cold stomach, diarrhea, limbs not warm should not eat too much. Eating raw cucumber should not be an empty stomach, preferably add cucumber later while doing cucumber soup.

Capsicum is belong to solanaceae. Green peppers can be eaten as vegetable, red pepper is a condiment popular in many people. Chili with high nutritional value, rich in vitamin B1, B2 and carotene, minerals, etc., particularly rich in vitamin C, contain 144 mg vitamin C per 100 grams of chili, ranking the highest of a variety of vegetables.

Medical studies have found that the pepper is not only nutritious, but also can be used as pharmaceutical raw materials. The chili has a strong spicy flavor, appropriate to eat a little pepper can stimulate the secretion of saliva and gastric juice, increase appetite, promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, help digestion and loss of appetite. The scientists found that peppers contain capsaicin can accelerate the metabolism of adipose tissue, promote energy consumption, which can prevent the excessive accumulation of body fat, so eat chili can help obese people lose weight. Peppers stimulate the nerve endings in the mouth caused by spicy feeling, can make people have a good mood, therefore refreshing to eat chili. Pepper contains many substances like endorphins, can eliminate the symptoms of lack of energy. According to capsaicin manufacturer, the pepper containing capsaicin, can rapid heartbeat, dilate skin blood vessels, and have the role of relieving pain. What should be noted is that the chili can not eat too much, so as not to cause dry mouth, sore throat, abdominal discomfort, dry stools, anal pain embolism.

There are at least five oxidase can catalyze the oxidation of ascorbic acid destroyed in various vegetables, particularly cucumber chopped, the tissue is damaged, and ascorbic acid contact with the oxygen in the air, the oxidase will quickly make vitamin C being destroyed. While cooking, the chopped vegetables should immediately put into the pot, can not be put in the air for a long time. The activity of these oxidase in vegetables increases with temperature increasing, very fast, but high temperature will make oxidase inactivation (1 minute loss of activity under 100 ). Control the furnace and the time that destroy oxidase without destroy vitamin C, plus maintain a low pH environment and to minimize contact with oxygen, can reduce the loss of vitamin C According to this reasoning, can take emergency fire fried foods methods, appropriate add vinegar.


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