Cucumber, member of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with squash and different kinds of melon. It’s high in water and low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Therefore, rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber.
Cucumber is best kept in the fridge, especially once it has been cut. Seal the end with cling film to avoid drying out.
Cucumbers are refreshing to eat raw, with the skin on unless it’s very tough. Cut into sticks and they’d make a great snack. Can also be added to dips, salads, stuffed or as a cold soup. Steam, boil, bake, stir-fry or microwave cucumbers and they can be served as a vegetable, in soup, or stuffed.