Cucumber - Cert. Organic
Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which is a trace mineral that contributes to the strength of our connective tissue. Connective tissue is what holds our body together. Cucumbers are effective when used for various skin problems, including swelling under the eyes and sunburn. They also contain ascorbic and caffeic acids. These acids prevent water retention. That may explain why when cucumbers are applied topically they are often helpful for swollen eyes, burns, and dermatitis. They contain rich amounts of vitamins C and E, minerals like phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium, which contribute to the astringent and anti-inflammatory properties to the fruit.