Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits that are used as culinary vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and burpless.cucumber

Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of carbohydrates and aid in disease prevention. Vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, and variety is as important as quantity. No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. Eat plenty every day.

The following are the major significant of cucumber:

? Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in brain health.

? Cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans (pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol), which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

? Cucumbers contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties.

? Cucumbers contain numerous antioxidants just like the usual vitamin C and beta-carotene.

? Eating cucumbers may also help to release excess heat in your stomach, which is said to be a primary cause of bad breath.

? Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.

According to the principles of Ayurveda, Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion.


Amount Per 0.5 cup slices (52 g)

Calories                                            % Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.1 g                                       0%
Saturated fat 0 g                                        0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg                                        0%
Sodium 1 mg                                               0%
Potassium 76 mg                                        2%
Total Carbohydrate 1.9 g                   0%
Dietary fiber 0.3 g                                       1%
Sugar 0.9 g
Protein 0.3 g                                                 0%

Vitamin A                                                      1%

Vitamin C                                                       2%
Calcium                                                           0%

Iron                                                                  1%
Vitamin D                                                        0%

Vitamin B-6                                                    0%
Vitamin B-12                                                   0%

Magnesium                                                      1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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