This vegetable of lighter or darker shades of green depending on the variety has a cylindrical shape and is about 25 to 40 centimetres long with a white and watery pulp. A very refreshing and thirst-quenching product with a high water content. A strong and purifying diuretic, it is ideal for weight loss diets due to its high water content, and is one of the vegetables with the fewest calories.
It also an alkaline-forming food, which acts against the acidity formed in the body by stress or poor diet.
A long or round fruit with a smooth, shiny skin of different colours: white, black, yellow or red, although violet or purple is the most common. Depending on the variety, the pulp inside is white or green with soft seeds. It has three very beneficial properties for the health: it is a pure antioxidant, it is a diuretic and it is purifying thanks to its high fibre content, which stimulates good liver function.