Geek talkCucumis sativus

But we talkGarden cucumber, khira

DescriptionOriginating in India, behind tomatoes, cabbage, and onions, cucumbers are the fourth most widely cultivated vegetable in the world and come from the same botanical family as melons and squash. A very versatile veggie, the three main varieties of cucumber are the slicing cucumber, pickling cucumber (which are turned into pickles), and the burpless cucumber. Generally grown in warmer climates and requiring lots of sunlight, cucumbers are sprawling and grow from the vine. The slicing cucumber is typically eaten before the cucumber itself is ripe and while it is still green, before the fruit turns yellow and sour. The pickling cucumbers are much smoother and known for their tremendous flavor and ability to store for long periods of time. .

Kitchen PharmacyCucumbers have shown to have great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and many believed it is beneficial in preventing certain types of cancer though testing in that area is only preliminary.

Nutrition: 1/2 Cup of Sliced Cucumber Contains

Origin: India

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