Cucumber low in calories and high water contain and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.
Cucumber originally comes from India where it still grows wild at the foot of the Himalayas.
There are many types of cucumber, but the most common in stores is snake cucumber. It is oblong, dark green and round in shape, and the taste is mild and good. The pulp is white, juicy and soft. Cucumber is without doubt one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in this country, and it is grown in Norway throughout the year.
Cucumber Agruk can be used for salad in many varieties, cut into slices or cubes. Cucumbers are also used as spreads on sandwiches together with cheese, tomato, caviar etc. For fish dishes and pasta, cucumber is a well-used vegetable.
Cucumber Agruk has a low energy and fat content and is a source of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is beneficial for digestion.
The properties apply when consuming at least 100 g of product.
Cucumber should be dark green in color and firm in texture. The shell is slightly choppy or smooth. Cucumber should be well shaped and not too strongly bent. It should also be free of dots and soft spots.
Cucumber should be stored around 12 ° C. It damages both lower and higher temperatures. Cucumber wrapped in plastic protects against drying out and ethylene effect.
Health benefits of cucumber
1. Help you stay hydrated
2. Support heart health
3. Protect your brain from neurological diseases
4. Protect your skin against the effects of aging
5. Fight inflammation in the body and reduce the risk of cancer
6. Protect your bones
7. Prevent constipation
Cucumber is found to get a hormone required by the beta cells in the insulin production[vii]. Moreover, the Glycemic Index of cucumbers is found to be zero and you’ll need to eat a good amount cucumber to get 50 grams of carbohydrate at a time. Thereby, it will have less rise in blood glucose even you eat more of such good vegetable diabetes.
Cucumber has also healing properties for skin infections. Diabetics are prone to various skin diseases so eating cucumber can help in combating the ailment. It also reduces blood pressure and helps prevent constipation, reduce the risk of kidney stones, keeps body healthy and functioning.