Portland: The white vegetable in the picture looks like radish, but in fact it is a special kind of cucumber which is called “Albino Kamkbar” in English and “Sunflower Cucumber” in Urdu.
This is because like the very white skin of human beings called “sunflowers”, these cucumbers are also completely white inside and out. However, this is not due to any disease, but this is the most special thing about this cucumber.
White cucumbers, or albino cucumbers, were first commercially sold by an American company in 1893, but their popularity was not so great as they were much more expensive than ordinary cucumbers.
In the 21st century, thanks to the Internet and social media, their popularity began to grow, while various companies began to sell white cucumbers and their seeds online. Today it is available under names like White Wonder, Ivory King, Jack Frost, Landrithes White Slicing and White Albino.
A company that sells white cucumber seeds says that although they are white in appearance, they do not have the slightest bitterness and their white skin is so thin that they can be eaten without peeling them. They can be used in any kind of salad and pickle.