Cucumbers are made up of 95% of water. It is low in calories, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is highly beneficial for overall health of the body since it contain many nutritional benefits. They are source of Vitamin A, which are good for eyes. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Cucumber contains seeds inside them; formed from the ovaries from the flowering plant. They contain seeds and grow from the ovaries of flowering plants. There is a wrong assumption that cucumber is a vegetable, actually it is a fruit. Cucumbers belong to botanical family Cucurbitaceae, like squashes, pumpkins and melons.
Cucumbers are good sources of plant chemical phytonutrients such as flavonoids, lignans and triterpenes, helps them protect from bacteria, fungus, viruses and other threats.