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Benefits of Cucumber
Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae.
1. Cucumber
Cucumbers are scientifically known asCucumis sativusand belong to the same botanical family as melons (including watermelon and cantaloupe) and squashes (including summer squash, winter squash, zucchini and pumpkin). Commercial production of cucumbers i
2. Description
The cucumber is a type of melon and comes from the same family as watermelon, zucchini and other squash. It is cylindrical in shape with lengths of approximately 6 to 9 inches. Its skin is very similar to watermelon, ranges from green to white. Inside, th
3. History
Cucumber plants naturally thrive in both temperate and tropical environments, and generally require temperatures between 60-90
4. Nutritional Benefits
Cucumber has an impressive amount of water (about 96%) that is naturally distilled, which makes it superior to ordinary water. Its skin contains a high percentage of vitamin A, so should not be peeled off. The cucumber contains alkaline-forming minerals a
5. Health Benefits
Most people are unaware of the immense health benefits of cucumber and would avoid eating cucumber where possible. Fresh cucumber may taste bland to some but its thirst-quenching and cooling properties are refreshing. It acts as an anti-oxidant when tak


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