Mangalore cucumber is a cucumber variety grown in Malnad region and it has a very unique taste and texture. It is not very watery like regular cucumber and somewhat resembles a small white pumpkin in texture. Ensure you have a tender cucumber, and save the seeds.
Cucumber contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. The peel of Southekai is a good source of dietary fiber and it helps to reduce constipation. It is also a good source of Potassium and Sodium and helps to reduce the blood pressure.
Wrap the cucumber in plastic wrap. Keeping the cucumber wrapped minimizes the amount of moisture on the cucumber, which slows the process of decay. After wrapping, put the cucumber in the refrigerator. This should keep it cold enough to stay fresh for one week to 10 days.