Cucumber is a great choice if you’d like to make your diet healthier, as they are naturally low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Cucumber has a crisp, watery texture with slightly sweet taste. This fruit is made up almost 95% of water, making it ideal for hydrating and cooling foods, as it helps in detoxification by flushing away toxins.
Cucumbers have high levels of nutrients known as cucurbitacins, which may lower the risk of several types of cancer. Cucumbers contain lignans, which several studies have shown may decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases. They are also rich in an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in promoting brain health.
Cucumbers are best when consumed raw as they have a cool, crunchy taste that goes well with many salads, and can also be cooked in stir-fries if peeled. Cucumbers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Once it has been cut, store in the fridge and seal the end with clingfilm to avoid drying out.