Cucumbers may be light in taste, but the benefits go above and beyond the humble appearance and mild flavor. Highly nutritious, containing vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc, the cucumber is nearly entirely comprised of water (95 percent).
It is best eaten as raw ingredient in various types of salads.
There is an organic compound present in the cucumber called phenylthiocarbamide, it gives bitter taste to the vegetable. It is recommended to remove this bitterness before eating the cucumber. There is a very common practice in India in which slices are cut from both ends of the cucumber and rubbed to remove the bitter compound.
After a boozy night, eat a few slices of cucumber before bed to avoid a hangover.
Rub a slice of cucumber on mirrors and windows to prevent fogging. After a hot shower, the steam hitting the mirror also incites the release of a delightful cucumber scent.