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Cucumber

Also Known As : Kheera, Concombre, Pepino
Technical Name : Cucumis sativus

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is astringent and sweet in taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped cucumber

Description

Cucumber is a long green colored vegetable. They can be eaten raw or cooked. The seeds  of cucumber are edible and the thin skin does not require peeling. They are popularly used in salads.

Health benefits

  • Cucumbers contain antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for cucumbers that are very firm. Avoid blemishes, soft spots, yellowing or those that get easily bent.

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