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(News.com.au)   "Lettuce and cucumbers have almost no nutrients so don't bother"   (news.com.au) divider line 64
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2014-08-23 05:01:07 AM  
So...I shouldn't eat vegetables or I should?

/don't wanna.
 
2014-08-23 08:50:29 AM  
Yeah? What am I  supposed to use to hold up the croutons and the dressing?

/that is the purpose of lettuce(iceberg) and cucumbers, right? ;p
 
2014-08-23 08:51:22 AM  
Yeah, roughage has no "other" benefits either...right?
 
2014-08-23 08:54:04 AM  
"Eat all of these little-known fruits and vegetables to get all of the nutrients that you probably get anyway."

"How do they taste?"

"Did I mention they have a lot of nutrients?"

"Are they better than, say, eating dirt?"

"Nutrients. Definitely nutrients."
 
2014-08-23 08:54:23 AM  
Ya know...certain forms of...visual entertainment would have me believe that cucumbers have...other uses.
 
2014-08-23 09:05:53 AM  
I was always under the impression that Iceberg lettuce was meant to be filling, keeping the consumer from eating more items with fat and calories.  Also, I'm guessing the fiber content isn't too much different.

I like Romaine and spinach leaves much more, anyway.
 
2014-08-23 09:16:21 AM  
Here's the problem: Every time that I find a plant of some sort that I like some asshole comes along and makes it illegal.
 
2014-08-23 09:17:20 AM  
Hmm, with statements like TFA'S it looks like i REALLY need to get back to learning how to roll sushi for delicious, virtually nutrient-free kappamaki (cucumber roll, best guess on name is because kappa in japanese mythology are known to eat cucumbers).
 
2014-08-23 09:17:48 AM  

cirby: "Eat all of these little-known fruits and vegetables to get all of the nutrients that you probably get anyway."

"How do they taste?"

"Did I mention they have a lot of nutrients?"

"Are they better than, say, eating dirt?"

"Nutrients. Definitely nutrients."


"I'm worried about my health, and lately I've noticed that the more disgusting a food tastes when you eat it, the more likely it is good for you. And then I noticed that my dog is always licking his own ass. So does he know something I don't know? 'Cause he's got a real shiny coat and I'm losing all my hair!"

-Richard Jeni
 
2014-08-23 09:19:31 AM  
Was anyone under the delusion that iceberg lettuce and cucumbers had any nutritional value? Romaine is a different (and more delicious) story.  And does anyone eat broccoli for the amount of calcium it has? I love roasted broccoli but I ain't eating it to prevent osteoporosis.
 
2014-08-23 09:22:05 AM  

englishhippy.files.wordpress.com

Cucumbers have their purpose....

 
2014-08-23 09:23:27 AM  

Argonreality: Hmm, with statements like TFA'S it looks like i REALLY need to get back to learning how to roll sushi for delicious, virtually nutrient-free kappamaki (cucumber roll, best guess on name is because kappa in japanese mythology are known to eat cucumbers).


150% recommended daily allowance of mercury!
 
2014-08-23 09:28:20 AM  

Beerguy: Yeah, roughage has no "other" benefits either...right?


I'm experiencing the benefits of last night's salad right now.
 
2014-08-23 09:47:19 AM  
The article is somewhat dizzbrained in that it cries over how produce doesn't have the nutrition it used to....but ignores the hated cause ie Monsanto and other agribusiness giants and their GMO frankenfoods. They are correct in that obscure foods have not been manipulated for marketing profits.

/lettuce and cucumbers have fiber and are low glycemic even if they don't have vitamins so do feel free to munch down on them.
 
2014-08-23 09:52:38 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Argonreality: Hmm, with statements like TFA'S it looks like i REALLY need to get back to learning how to roll sushi for delicious, virtually nutrient-free kappamaki (cucumber roll, best guess on name is because kappa in japanese mythology are known to eat cucumbers).

150% recommended daily allowance of mercury!


That would be an impressive feat, considering kappamaki doesn't have an fish at all.
 
2014-08-23 09:53:42 AM  
Lettuce, even iceberg lettuce, is a great source of dietary fibre (we all like pooping right?) as well as iron, vitamin b6, vitamin k, thiamin and potassium.

Also, cucumbers get turned into pickles, and PICKLES ARE AWESOME.
 
2014-08-23 09:57:25 AM  
But if you eat enough of them you'll poop out the stuff that does have nutrients so you've got that going for you.
 
2014-08-23 09:58:39 AM  
My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.
 
2014-08-23 10:02:42 AM  
Enjoy your soylent paste, article writer, if you base everything on a pure nutrient basis you could just live off smoothies and protein pills, with occasional beef jerky.
 
2014-08-23 10:06:06 AM  
Native and older varieties have so much more flavor (which I guess would indicate more nutrients) it's been really exciting seeing them turn up in farmers markets. I would love to try slippery cabbage--abelmoschus manihot--that sounds delicious. I've never tried amaranth but I probably would love it.

I have such a long wish list of fruits and veggies I will grow once I finally get a garden of my own. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is going to get a large chunk of my pin money someday.
 
2014-08-23 10:08:38 AM  

Jurodan: My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.


Question #1: How many guns do you own?
 
2014-08-23 10:12:37 AM  
Reminds me of a joke.

What do anal sex and Brussels sprouts have in common?

If you were forced to have them as a child, you won't like them as an adult.

/insert your own hated vegetable
//so to speak
 
2014-08-23 10:16:17 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Jurodan: My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.

Question #1: How many guns do you own?


None, why?
 
2014-08-23 10:16:54 AM  

basemetal: [englishhippy.files.wordpress.com image 512x680]Cucumbers have their purpose....


Could I have mine in a pimp cup?
 
2014-08-23 10:32:15 AM  

TwistedFark: PICKLES ARE AWESOME


Goddamn right.  Eat some spinach/kale for your salad greens if you want nutrients, and okra if you can find it in a palatable form.
 
2014-08-23 10:38:28 AM  

TwistedFark: (we all like pooping right?)


No.  farking annoying waste of time, if you ask me.  The fewer times I have to do it any given week the better.
 
2014-08-23 10:38:29 AM  

Jesus Farking Christ: Reminds me of a joke.

What do anal sex and Brussels sprouts have in common?

If you were forced to have them as a child, you won't like them as an adult.

/insert your own hated vegetable
//so to speak


You may have missed it over the last few days, but rape jokes are not tolerated anymore on Fark. So...don't do that.
 
2014-08-23 10:41:33 AM  

Pentaxian: Was anyone under the delusion that iceberg lettuce and cucumbers had any nutritional value? Romaine is a different (and more delicious) story.  And does anyone eat broccoli for the amount of calcium it has? I love roasted broccoli but I ain't eating it to prevent osteoporosis.


I like to put barbecue sauce on steamed broccoli. Really drowns out the flavor and pairs nicely with some delicious barbecue.

Be sure to chop the broccoli florets small to increase the sauce surface area.
 
2014-08-23 10:44:45 AM  

Kevin72: The article is somewhat dizzbrained in that it cries over how produce doesn't have the nutrition it used to....but ignores the hated cause ie Monsanto and other agribusiness giants and their GMO frankenfoods. They are correct in that obscure foods have not been manipulated for marketing profits.


Yeah that's what I got from it too.

What happens when all these alternative vegetables catch on?  The big companies get a hold of them for mass production and their nutritional content drops just like the stuff we have now.
 
2014-08-23 10:44:54 AM  

Jurodan: My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.


He sounds rather accommodating.
 
2014-08-23 10:51:04 AM  
No nutrients in cucumbers?  Oh boy, are we in a pickle.
 
2014-08-23 10:53:13 AM  

ginandbacon: Jesus Farking Christ: Reminds me of a joke.

What do anal sex and Brussels sprouts have in common?

If you were forced to have them as a child, you won't like them as an adult.

/insert your own hated vegetable
//so to speak

You may have missed it over the last few days, but rape jokes are not tolerated anymore on Fark. So...don't do that.


If you can find a copy of the movie "Where the Boys Are '84", check out the "Hot Bod" contest scene...
one of the couples tosses a cucumber back and forth, and eventually the male half of the couple puts
it between his legs and thrusts it at his partner suggestively.
 
2014-08-23 10:53:25 AM  

Jurodan: Epic Fap Session: Jurodan: My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.

Question #1: How many guns do you own?

None, why?


I was making a subtle small penis joke. It would explain the mystery at your home.

It was in jest. I'm sure you're taking care of business.

If you're a woman you should be a little concerned.
 
2014-08-23 11:04:29 AM  

Epic Fap Session: If you're a woman you should be a little concerned.


It's okay if her guy likes some Lucky Charms.
 
2014-08-23 11:04:55 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Jurodan: Epic Fap Session: Jurodan: My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.

Question #1: How many guns do you own?

None, why?

I was making a subtle small penis joke. It would explain the mystery at your home.

It was in jest. I'm sure you're taking care of business.

If you're a woman you should be a little concerned.


The original comment was in jest as well, though, if it were true, would still confuse me considering the toys I know she has.
 
2014-08-23 11:07:33 AM  

Jurodan: Epic Fap Session: Jurodan: Epic Fap Session: Jurodan: My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.

Question #1: How many guns do you own?

None, why?

I was making a subtle small penis joke. It would explain the mystery at your home.

It was in jest. I'm sure you're taking care of business.

If you're a woman you should be a little concerned.

The original comment was in jest as well, though, if it were true, would still confuse me considering the toys I know she has.


Ahhhh. Look at us. Look how funny we are!
 
2014-08-23 11:07:58 AM  
Yes... Indigenous plants have more nutrients because they have not gone through a process of selective breeding for shelf-life like more common foods. However, if they become popular guess what's going to happen?
 
2014-08-23 11:29:22 AM  
Er, technically, lettuce and cucumbers are high in a critically important macronutrient: water.
 
2014-08-23 11:37:44 AM  
www.hchlibrary.org
preserved bottled vegetables are all you really need.
 
2014-08-23 11:39:26 AM  
What? I've always heard the opposite about cucumbers.

Iceberg lettuce is just water and plant cellulose, but it is filling; it takes up room in your stomach so you can't fit as many greasy bacon cheese burgers. That's how it helps you lose weight.

And besides, buying produce at a farmers market would probably yield a healthier selection. I know my local farmers market has a ton of heirloom vegetables.
 
2014-08-23 12:29:08 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Ya know...certain forms of...visual entertainment would have me believe that cucumbers have...other uses.


www.charitybrooks.com
You're right.
 
2014-08-23 12:51:02 PM  
Great, now cabbage is worthless? I just found out about red cabbage...
 
2014-08-23 01:48:26 PM  

ginandbacon: Jesus Farking Christ: Reminds me of a joke.

What do anal sex and Brussels sprouts have in common?

If you were forced to have them as a child, you won't like them as an adult.

/insert your own hated vegetable
//so to speak

You may have missed it over the last few days, but rape jokes are not tolerated anymore on Fark. So...don't do that.


gutenfilm.files.wordpress.com

This isn't nam, this is Fark. There are rules!


/be sure to warn the mods!
 
2014-08-23 01:51:11 PM  
loves me some TJ's persian cucumbers
 
2014-08-23 01:58:29 PM  
http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-t0000000000000-w.html?maxC o unt=308

WHO gets their vit-C from orange juice? low in vit-C and high in sugar.
PEPPERS FTW
 
2014-08-23 02:31:33 PM  

grokca: PizzaJedi81: Ya know...certain forms of...visual entertainment would have me believe that cucumbers have...other uses.

[www.charitybrooks.com image 225x225]
You're right.


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2014-08-23 03:10:37 PM  

Jurodan: My fiance buys a single cucumber once a week. I eventually found out they're getting tossed out instead of eaten. No clue why.


3 Ladies go the Faers' Market to shop...

1st lady says to the farmer; I want my cucumber real fat.... Short is okay, as long as it is nice and wide.

2nd Lady hers must be long, the longer the better.

Farmer asks the 3rd lady what she wants; makes no never mind, she answers. I'm making salad tonight!
 
2014-08-23 03:23:29 PM  
Iceberg can add crunch in a mix of other greens. Lettuces, as a whole, are good sources of phytochemicals, and cabbage is has many benefits. First of all, it is one of the calciferous vegetables linked to reducing levels of cancer. It is high in vitamin K, which may help defend against Alzheimer's and nerve damage. The potassium in cabbage helps regulate blood pressure. Savoy and red cabbage are both good choices and very affordable.

Both cucumbers and iceberg will help hydrate you. Cucumber has vitamins A, B, C, as well as magnesium, potassium, silicon. Cucumber also contains lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol, which have been show, to reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer. Additionally, there have been studies that show that cucumber aids in reducing blood pressure.

I would like to see grocery stores offer more variety. But I always find articles suspect when they are trying to convince people not to eat classes of vegetables, or to avoid what people can get for what is not currently available or too expensive. That's not helping.
 
2014-08-23 05:04:51 PM  

ajgeek: Great, now cabbage is worthless? I just found out about red cabbage...


37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-23 05:19:45 PM  
But pickles are still good, right?
 
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