Hi there, my name is Cucumber, also known as kakdi. I am one of the oldest cultivated crops, and believed to be originating in the northern sub-Himalayan plains of India. Let's face it; no salad is complete without me. Coming to my qualities, I am one of the very low calorie vegetables, rich source of potassium and contain unique antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Lutien.
I carry several health benefits such as keeping you hydrated thanks to my 96% water content. And to prove that I am a really cool veggie, I am known to cure heartburns (the physical kind) as well as sunburns. I am awesome at dissolving kidney stones and flushing out toxins. My high content of vitamin A B and C, boost immunity, give you energy, and keep you radiant. Including me in your diet, cuts down your risk of several cancers. I help in stabilizing blood pressure and in reducing bad cholesterol. Silica, the wonder mineral in me makes your hair and nails stronger and shinier. I also lower uric acid levels in your system, keeping the kidneys happy. Finally, chewing me gives the jaws a good workout, and the fibre in me is great for digestion.