The cucumber is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Other members of the family include squash and different kinds of melon, including bitter melon. Cucumbers provide various nutrients but are low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Cucumbers have a mild, refreshing taste and a high water content. They can help relieve dehydration and are pleasant to eat in hot weather. People eat cucumber as a savory food, but it is a fruit. It also features in some beauty products.
Cucumbers consist mostly of water, and they also contain important electrolytes. They help prevent dehydration in hot weather or after a workout.
Vitamin K in Cucumber helps with blood clotting, and it supports bone health.
As a member of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants, cucumbers contain high levels of bitter-tasting nutrients known as cucurbitacin. Cucurbitacins help prevents cancer by stopping cancer cells from reproducing.
Cucumbers play a role in controlling and preventing diabetes. It contains substances that may help lower blood sugar or stop blood glucose from rising too high.
Some research has suggested that cucumber’s nutrients provide benefits for skin health.
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