Cucumber (also known as Sosha or Kheera) is the fruit of a creeping vine in the Cucurbitaceae family. It is a cylindrical fruit that is peeled and chopped to be eaten as it is or with salads. Cucumbers have recently become big news in the diet food regimen because of its high nutrient and low calorie content. A rather startling fact about cucumbers is that they are 96% water! So basically you can keep yourself hydrated by just eating cucumbers! Of course it does help that they are packed with Vitamin K and antioxidants. Also they reduce blood sugar.