Cucumber is a vegetable that belongs to the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, which includes gourds, melons, and squashes. Cucumber is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and is believed to be originated in northern India. Today, cucumbers are the fourth most widely grown vegetable crop in the world – after tomatoes, onions and cabbage. They’re grown worldwide in temperate regions.
When buying cucumber, choose the ones that are firm to touch and dark green in color. Do not buy overly matured or yellow colored as they are prone to contain more insoluble fiber and mature seeds. Go for organically grown cucumber to get a rich taste and more nutrients content. Here are 15 health benefits of cucumber:
Keep you hydrated
Cucumber has 96% water content that is more nutritious than regular water, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and regulating body temperature. It also helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.