American slicer cucumber comes with numerous health benefits. US department of agriculture has come up with some interesting finds. A serving of American slicer cucumber contains two percent of daily required dose of vitamin A and vitamin C. The skin and seed of cucumber is rich in fiber and is known to supply 12 percent of daily fiber requirement of human body.
Available records suggest that cucumber cultivation began in France in 9th century. American Slicer Cucumber made their first appearance in North America in mid 16th century.
American slicer cucumber are used as a salad in varied food preparations. It can also be eaten raw. It has emerged as a favored salad in restaurants and hotels all across the globe. As cucumbers are 90 percent water with no fats, carbohydrates and little calories, they are regarded as diet friendly snack food.
Features & Benefits
American slicer cucumber are 8 inches long and are slightly bulged in middle. These have larger seeds than other varieties of cucumber. They are often waxed to improve their shelf life. The wax is edible, though. Notably, American slicer cucumber’s two gram of carbohydrates contain a single gram of sugar.