The 4th most widely cultivated “vegetable” in the world, the cucumber is from the gourd family. Technically, it is actually a fruit, produced by the creeping, vine-like plant on which it grows. Originally from Asia, cucumbers now grow throughout the world.
Although composed of 90% water, cucumbers still pack quite a lot of nutrition, being an excellent source of vitamins, including anti-inflammatory vitamin K, infection-fighting vitamin C, and energy-producing vitamin B5. They also contain bone-building manganese, as well as potassium and magnesium, which are both good for your heart.