Indian Recipe: Index

Cucumber (Shasha)


Indian name : Shasha/ Khira
Scientific name : Cucumis sativus
Part used : fruit

Systematic position:
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Cucurbitales
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Genus : Cucumis
Species : C. sativus

Medicinal properties/ Food values : Cucumber contains Silica, vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorous, high fiber and low fat. Silica is an essential component of cucumber. Cucumber juice helps to improve the complexion and quality of epidermal layer. Cucumber may be used for any skin problems, swelling under the eyes, sun burns etc. Small cucumber is good for diabetic & high blood pressure patients.



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