The cucumber - Cucumis sativus – has been cultivated for over 3000 years. The green cucumber is undoubtedly the most well known variant, but did you know that you can also get white and yellow cucumbers? The cucumber is a climbing vine and in Dutch greenhouses, it is usually grown vertically along wire. A single plant can produce dozens of cucumbers. Per 100 grams, cucumbers contain about 94 grams water, 8 kcals, 2 grams carbohydrates and 0,6 grams protein. In addition, cucumbers contain vitamins B and C, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron.
Since cucumbers consist primarily of water, they are considered a very healthy vegetable. The high volume of water provides a hydrating effect. The combination of vitamins and minerals is invigorating and good for the skin. They also reduce cholesterol.
Ideal storage temperature:
Between 10 and 13 degrees Celsius.