The cucumber is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with squash and different kinds of melon. Cucumbers are high in water and low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
They have a mild, refreshing taste and a high water content. They can be refreshing and pleasant to eat in hot weather and help prevent dehydration. It is eaten savory, but it is strictly a fruit.
Cucumbers have been grown in India for food and medicinal purposes since ancient times, and they have long been part of the Mediterranean diet.
Depending on the type, cucumber can be sliced in a salad or eaten whole as a snack or to clean the palate after a meal. They can be consumed with or without the skin.
Cucumber also features in a number of beauty products.
Plant foods, such as cucumber, have been linked to a lower risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, among others, while promoting a healthy complexion, increased energy, and a healthy body weight.
The type of cucumber most commonly available is the hothouse or so-called English cucumber. It is large, with a dark green skin, and few or no seeds.
Other types include:
Armenian, or snake cucumbers: These are long, and twisted. The skin is thin and dark green with pale furrows. These are often used for pickling.
Japanese cucumbers: These are dark green and narrow. The skin is thin with small bumps on it. They can be eaten whole.
Kirby cucumbers: These are often used for dill pickles. They have thin skin and small seeds, and they are crispy.
Lemon cucumber: These are around the size of a lemon, with pale skin. The taste is sweet and delicate.
Persian cucumbers: These are shorter and fatter than the hothouse cucumber. They are crunchy to eat.
Wild cucumber, or Echinocystis lobata, is a fast-growing plant that is native to North America. Gardeners generally see it as a weed. It is not edible.
HS Code: 07070000
|Product||Size||Packing Type||Growing Region||Comments|
|Smooth Cucumber||14 to 18 cm||8.0 kg Plastic||Yazd, IRAN||Palletizing and different packing type is available .|
|Prickly Cucumber||10 to 14 cm||7.0 kg Plastic||Yazd, IRAN||Palletizing and different packing type is available .|