Interesting Facts About CUCUMBER

The cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. The plant is a creeping vine which bears cylindrical edible fruit when ripe. There are three main varieties of cucumber: "slicing", "pickling", and "burpless". Here are some interesting facts about Cucumbers :-

1. Cucumbers are believed to have originated in India 3,000 years ago.

2. Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

3. It is one of the very low calories vegetable; provides just 15 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol.

4. Cucumbers are about 95 percent water.

5. The cucumber is known to be a wrinkle and cellulite remover, as well.

6. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!

7. Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog & provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

9. They are surprisingly have high amount of Vitamin K, provides about 17 µg of this vitamin per 100 g. Vitamin-K has been found to have potential role in bone strength by promoting osteotrophic (bone mass building) activity.

10. Cucumbers have mild diuretic property probably due to their high water and potassium content, which helps in checking weight gain and high blood pressure.

11. Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

12. Looking for a "green"; way to clean your faucets, sinks, or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean,  it will remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine.


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