Belonging to the gourd family, cucumber is scientifically known as Cucumissativus.
It is packed with nutrients such as phosphorus, riboflavin, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium,pantothenic acid, iron, silica, calcium, B-6, folate, and zinc.
Cucumber is a dynamo of antioxidants. It boosts metabolism and results in weight loss.With 95% water and two compounds – ascorbic acid and caffeic acid it prevents water retention and flushes out toxins. Itreduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and several cancers including breast, uterian, ovarian and prostrate. Potassium and magnesium in cucumbercan help preventing high BP.
Place of Origin
Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjabproduce the maximum cucumbers.
Wrap them in a plastic bag and keep them in a refrigerator,the cucumbers will stay perfectly fresh for the whole week.