From the old Provençal word "cocombre"
Origin: Himalayas or Thailand
Creeping garden plant of the Cucurbitaceae family
The cucumber has been known in India and Egypt for 4,000 years. It is a summer vegetable, low in calories and refreshingly full of water. Be like 45% of consumers: don't waste time salting and draining the water from cucumbers. It is in its water that the cucumber contains minerals necessary for good health - don't waste them! Moreover cucumbers are much crisper when they have not lost their water.
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