The fruit is roughly cylindrical, elongated, with tapered ends, and may be as large as 60 cm long and 10 cm in diameter. Cucumbers grown to be eaten fresh (called slicers) and those intended for pickling (called picklers) are similar. Cucumbers are mainly eaten in the unripe green form. The ripe yellow form normally becomes too bitter and sour. Cucumbers are usually over 90% water.
**Helps in kidney and urinary bladder disease.
**Cucumber contains erepsin, the enzyme that helps to digest protein.
**The high silicon and sulphur content of the cucumber is said to promote the
**A mixture of cucumber juice with carrot juice is said to be beneficial for rheumatic
**Cucumber juice is also valuable for helping diseases of the teeth, gums, especially
**The high mineral content of this vegetable also helps to prevent splitting of nails of
**Cucumber, radish and bitter gourd are beneficial in diabetes.