Friday, 5 December 2014


Cucumbers,  one of the oldest cultivated crops is believed to have originated from  the northern sub-himalayan plains in India  and is known scientifically as cucumissativus. The plant is a creeper due to its easy to grow nature.Cucumbers are cultivated around the world under different climatic zones. It has a sweet taste and a neutral flavour. It is used exclusively in the preparation of stews and curries particularly during  the summer season in the southern parts of India and Sri lanka. In general, the fruit features dark green skin, crispsy,  moisture rich flesh and small edible seeds concentrated at its core.