Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber

In Stock - Vegetables

Rs 147.00

Special Features of Product:
  • 100% Organic Food
  • 100% Fresh No Chemicals

Rs 0.59
Category: Vegetables Tags: Vegetable

Cultivar

English cucumber, Lemon cucumber, Japanese cucumber

Major growing area

Grown year-around in the wet zone and during ‘Maha’ season, in the dry zone

ORIGINS

India

TASTE

slightly sweet, faintly salty

AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES

Cucumber is an excellent source of potassium which helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates by countering the effects of sodium. The unique combinations of antioxidants act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Cucumbers contain a high amount of vitamin K, which plays a role in bone strength by promoting osteotrophic activity. It also contributes in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease by limiting neuronal damage to patients’ brains.

NOTABLE FACTS

Cucumber belongs to the same family as watermelons

Some cucumbers can grow to 60 cm in length and up to 10cm in diameter. Yet, in general more than 90% of these vegetables are water!

It’s the seeds that contribute to the bitter taste

TRY-ME RECIPES

For a fresh delight, whip up a dish of quick pickled cucumbers. Stir slices of cucumber, 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, 2 tablespoons chopped bell pepper in a serving bowl and serve immediately. If you have time, let it marinate in the refrigerator until time to serve.

NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION

Energy
15 kcal
Protein
0.65 g
Total Fat 0.11 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Carbohydrates
3.63 g
Thiamine (B1) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.098 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.259 mg
Pyridoxine 0.040 mg
Calcium
16 mg
Magnesium 13 mg
Manganese 0.079 mg
Phosphorus 24 mg
Potassium 147 mg
Vitamin A 105 IU
Vitamin C
2.8 mg
Vitamin E 0.03 mg
Vitamin K 16.4 μg
Zinc 0.2 mg

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