Cucumber is in high calcium lets waste out of system and makes body refresh and clean. It contains ascorbinase which breaks Vitamin C down, so good to cook with vinegar and salt. If you eat it as fresh one try not to have with other vegetables since it helps to quicken breaking down the Vitamin C. The bitter taste is because of Cucurbitacin C : C22H56O.
Cucumber is mostly used as unripe, but the best taste is when it is 6 days after bloom.
According to the「Dongeubogam」, good for urination, stomach, intestine, and stop the thirst. Very good for swelling If you drink boiled cucumber bine. In addition, cucumber's property is cold, sweet taste, innoxious, and easily take fever once you have it a lot. Cucumber's juice, leaf, bine, and seed are used for urination, and hangover.
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