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Cucurbitacin is a chemical compound found in cucumbers and is often the focus of studies because of its potential health-protective benefits. According to a study published in the International Journal of Health Sciences, the natural plant chemicals found in cucumbers have been shown to have anticancer properties by helping prevent cancer cells from reproducing. Yes!

Cooking Tips

  • Cucumbers are great sliced and sprinkled with salt, but they’re also great made into a salad with smashed ginger and garlic, added to couscous or chilled soups, or made into a tzatziki dip. Cucumbers also make great pickles, green juice, and cocktails.

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