Herbaceous Creeping Plant Height : 2cm to 51cm included Origin : India Environment : in full sun; on any soil Climate : warm, temperate
Notes : The Cucumber is a plant that arrived to Europe from native India. It has one of the lowest calories content of all food, and for this reason, it is often included in the diets. In Italy, a dialect name for this plant, “citrullo”, is used to designate a stupid person, the metaphor being that the stupid person is like the Cucumber: large in size, but lacking valuable contents inside. Cucumbers are appreciated for the taste they bring to salads, however, they also have other properties: rubbed on the skin, they make it softer. This cosmetic property was already known in the Renaissance.