Cucumber is the coolest fruit in the world. It is the coolest not only because of its popularity, but also because it is can literally cool and comfort the body. It is scientifically called Cucumis sativus and belongs to the same family as melons, squashes, zucchinis, and pumpkins. The fruit was originally cultivated in India and Southern Asia but is now farmed around the world.
The cucumber is a very popular fruit because of the benefits it delivers to health and beauty. The fruit contains 95% water and is packed with vitamins and minerals (such as Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Vitamin A, C, K, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc). Aside from this, it also a good source of fiber and antioxidants.
The water content and the many vitamins and minerals in cucumber are very effective in quenching thirst and replenishing the body. This also helps alleviate facial swelling and puffiness. In fact, its hydrating, cooling, and healing effect on the body has inspired the adage “cool as a cucumber.” There are many ways on how to use cucumber as a natural remedy for health ailments and as a solution to skin problems.