Cucumbers belong to the same family as melons and squash, and are technically a fruit.
Cucumbers have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and also contain high amounts of a group of phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which have anti-cancer benefits. Their high moisture content makes them good for rehydrating the body.
Will keep for a few days in the refrigerator, even unused portions. Use cucumbers within a few days for best quality