Can We Eat Cucumber and Onion Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat cucumber and onion together or one after another. Because they do not have any proven negative effects on digestion or health.

Cucumber and onion both are healthy foods.

Cucumber contains vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

Onion has vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, and quercetin.

According to Ayurveda, cucumber and onion have different tastes and energies, and they may not digest well together.

Cucumber is sweet, bitter, and cooling, while onion is pungent, bitter, and heating.

Ayurveda suggests avoiding incompatible food combinations that can cause indigestion, gas, bloating, and toxins.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that cucumber and onion have any harmful interactions or side effects when eaten together.

Some studies have shown that both foods have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic properties that may benefit health.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating cucumber and onion together you experience any discomfort, such as stomach ache, nausea, or diarrhea, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of cucumber and onion you consume.

Because too much of either food may cause irritation, dehydration, or allergic reactions in some people.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh, organic, and firm cucumber and onion.

Because they have more nutrients, flavor, and fewer pesticides than old, wilted, or soft ones.

You can store them in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to a week.

Do not store them in the refrigerator, as they may lose their crispness and taste.

Finally, remember, cucumber and onion are nutritious and versatile foods that can be enjoyed in many ways.

You can add them to salads, sandwiches, soups, dips, or pickles.

They can help you stay hydrated, lower your blood pressure, and support your immune system.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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