Botanical Name : Cucumis sativus L
Tamil Name : வெள்ளரி விதைகள் / Veḷḷari vitaikaḷ
Hindi Name : ककड़ी के बीज / kakadee ke beej
Malayalam Name : കുക്കുമ്പർ വിത്തുകൾ / kukkumpar vittukaḷ
Telugu Name : దోసకాయ విత్తనాలు / Dōsakāya vittanālu
Cucumber is a creeper that comes under the family Cucurbitaceae. It is originated in South Asia. It can bear any climatic conditions but is most commonly cultivated during summer. It is used as a vegetable all over the world.
Cucumber is a creeping vine that spreads on the ground. The root has the capability to develop even in a soilless medium. This plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit. The fruit is cylindrical with tapering ends. It comes in three different varieties. Based on the variety cucumbers have aroma and flavor. Cucumber aldehyde is the component responsible for the distinctive aroma in this fruit.
Cucumber consists of 95% water and a low amount of essential nutrients. It is well-known only for Vitamin K. Other nutrients present in cucumber is given below;
Nutritional Value of Cucumber
300 grams of cucumber possess nutrients such as;
- 45 of Calories
- 0 g of total fat
- 11 g of Carbs
- 13% 0f Potassium
- 12% of Manganese
- 2 g of Protein
- 2 g of Fiber
- 14% of Vitamin C
- 62% of Vitamin K
- 10% of Magnesium
Benefits of Cucumber
- It helps in Weight Loss
- It improves Hydration in the body
- It controls your Blood Sugar level
- Enhances your bone health
- It maintains the functioning of your heart and keeps it healthy.
Health Benefits of Cucumber Seeds
Everyone knows about the health benefits of cucumber but we are unknown about the health facts of its seeds. Here is the list of health benefits that cucumber seeds provide:
Good for skin
Cucumber seeds are widely used to treat skin problems like sunburn, dry skin, tanning, wrinkles, etc. These seeds help in giving a young look to the skin. The antioxidants present in cucumber helps in renewing the skin and add a natural glow to it.
Improves Hair Growth
Cucumber seeds are the primary ingredient to treat all your hair problems like hair fall and weak hair. The sulfur content of cucumber seeds helps in animating the growth of hair and makes them thick and healthy. Intake of cucumber juice with seeds daily results in preventing the problem of hair fall effectively.
Solves Digestive issues
Taking cucumber seeds regularly is mostly recommended because of its benefits for overall digestive health as it prevents digestive problems like acidity, ulcers, gastritis, indigestion, etc. The water, fiber, and mineral content of cucumber helps in the easy functioning of the digestive organs and helps in getting out the toxic materials from the body.
Cucumber seed is very healthy and will not produce any side effects. It can be eaten by all age groups of people and is beneficial even for pregnant women.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
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