It is said, that cucumbers come from India, but this can’t be proved. The cucumber got already cultivated in Western Asia more than 3000 years ago, probably they came to Europe with the Romans. They belong to the same family as honey- and watermelon, as well as pumpkins. Even though most people think that cucumbers are vegetables, they are actually fruits.
Due to the valuable nutrients the cucumber is known as a superfood.
Furthermore it is recommended to eat the cucumber with their peel. Valuable fibres are contained and thats why it encourages digestive. It helps as well with problems as heartburn or abdominal fullness.
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The cucumber is an excellent water source: 100 gram only have 13 calories and 97% water.