Cucumber is an example of a creeping vine which has roots on the ground and grows supporting frames which wrap around tendrils. It has huge leaves which form a canopy. This fruit which is cylindrical has tapered ends that are elongated. They can grow to up to 60 cm long and 10 cm wide. These are normally eaten raw and fresh and you can use them to make very good salads. They have a high water content of around 90%. You should choose the ones that are green if you want high quality ones as the yellow ones are bitter.
A cucumber also contains many vitamins like Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and vitamin C. It also contains magnesium, phosphorous, zinc potassium and iron. You can also use it to kick you back into focus if you are having a slow afternoon. This is because it is a good source of carbohydrates and vitamin B which can give you the energy you need to reboot. Other than health purposes it can be very useful in the house where you can use it on your shower mirrors to get rid of the irritating fog that is found there.
You can also put slices of cucumber in your garden to get rid of pests such as slugs and grubs that could be ruining your plants. This is because when you combine it with aluminum, it gives off a scent that you cannot detect but usually drives the pests crazy. It can also be used as a beauty treatment where you can place slices on your eyes if you have a mask on. This helps to rejuvenate the skin and it also helps to get rid of the eye bags that make your eyes look unattractive. You can also rub it on the areas that have cellulite to get rid of it.