Commander's of Penmai
- Jan 29, 2013
Cucumber is a popular vegetable that is available in the late spring and early summer season. The watery vegetable is one of the top 4 cultivated veggies in the world. Cucumbers belong to the gourd family and is widely consumed in summer season to beat the heat, keep the body cool and stay hydrated. It is believed to be originated in north India and now, the green watery vegetable is the fourth most-widely grown vegetable crop in the world followed by tomatoes, onions and cabbage. As it is rich in water, cucumbers are considered healthy for the overall health.
With summer season approaching near, you must start including this water-rich and cooling green vegetable in your diet to stay fit and energised. Most importantly, cucumbers are low in calories and fats. They are also rich in Vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, calcium, potassium and folate. Lets take a look at the major health benefits of cucumber, the summer vegetable.