The very popular cucumber itâ€™s technically a fruit from the same family as watermelons and pumpkins, but most consider it a veggie.
Cucumbers are known to have a very high-water content of about 96%, but are also are a valuable source of fibers, vitamins C and K, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and antioxidants.
Cucumbers are good for your well-being as they can contribute to maintain optimal body hydration levels with its high water content, to support heart with its potassium content, protecting the brain against neurological diseases as it contains fisetin, to lower the inflammatory body response as it contains polyphenols, to maintain good digestive system with its high fiber content or to reduce bad breath as a fiber and water-rich vegetable can encourage saliva production.
Cucumbers can be eaten raw or pickled.
How to store cucumbers:
Cucumbers can be stored in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.