Cooking with cucumber

Cucumbers are elongated gourds that grow on a vine. They are a member of the Cucurbita family. The history of cucumbers carries back to India, their point of origin. They have been cultivated since ancient times.

Like most other vegetables, cucumbers have many health benefits and are a healthy addition to the diet. Most of the nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid are contained in the skin. Cucumbers have a soothing effect on the skin and can reduce swelling. For this reason they are often used in lotions and skin treatments.

Cucumbers are typically divided into two main categories: pickling and slicing. Pickling cucumbers are typically short and thick while slicing cucumbers are longer and thinner. Within these two categories there are hundreds of varieties.

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