It is a creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits that are used as culinary vegetables. [...] In human cultivation, the varieties of cucumbers are classified into three main varieties: "slicing", "pickling", and "burpless".[...]
Most people report a mild, almost watery flavor or a light melon taste, while a small but vocal minority report a highly repugnant tasteâ€”some say almost perfume-like. Cucumbers vary in bitterness, even from the same plant. This bitter taste is attributed to the chemical compound Cucurbitacin C.
Fresh cucumbers are allowed from the Cruise phase on PV days. The vegetable is great in salads, with yoghurt and its crisp and fresh taste can liven up any meal. On those days you can have unlimited amounts of cucumbers.
Cucumbers are about 95 per cent water. The skin is their most nutritious part.
The cucumber is said to be good for fighting wrinkles and cellulite.
A freshly cut cucumber can be used as an effective shoe-shine, since the chemicals in it repel water.
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