Cucumbers are considered to be annual because they have to be planted every year. This vegetable is closely related to the pumpkin along with watermelon, squashes, and zucchini. You will find that the flesh of cucumbers consists primarily of water, but there is also a significant amount of vitamin C present which can benefit the body in a number of ways.
Cucumbers are eaten mostly as vegetables in raw form, especially in salads. There are quite a few recipes that call for cooked cucumbers though, depending on what your own personal preference is. This vegetable offers many health benefits and has even been known to lighten the skin.