Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cucumiform fruits that are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and seedless.
|Storage and Uses||Wrap the cucumbers tightly in a plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator. It minimizes decay and keeps it fresh for a long time. Cucumbers can be eaten fresh. They are a healthy snack to munch on when you are bored. Used in salads, soups, sandwiches, rolls, curries, cocktails and pickles.|
|Benefits||Cucumbers keep our body hydrated. Its hard skin has good amount of fiber and minerals. Eating cucumber improves digestion and reduces stress. It reduces the risk of breast, ovarian, uterine and prostate cancers. The anti-inflammatory compounds in cucumbers help remove waste from the body and reduce skin irritation and it contains anti-wrinkling and anti-ageing properties as well.|