Fresh cucumber is mainly found in summer season. It is an important vegetable which is mainly served in salad. Many people steam and cook it, besides eating it as raw. This is a calorie-free food which is suggested by many dieticians to be added into diet in process of losing weight. About 98% of this vegetable is composed of water. Fresh cucumber is of rich green color that can be consumed with its skin. Fresh cucumber remains fresh for up to one week, when kept in refrigerator. Apart from eating it, the slices of cucumber can be used for soothing sunburn, give relief to your stressed eyes after long hours of work.
Nutrients and Benefits of Fresh Cucumber
- Have less calories but higher number of minerals and vitamins
- Contains various beneficial antioxidants such as flavonoids and tannins
- Helps in increasing hydration as they are 96% water
- Contains anti-inflammatory compounds
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