Cucumbers

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) are long tube shaped vegetables with a thin dark green edible skin, light green inner flesh, and small edible seeds toward the center.

Health Benefits of Cucumbers

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How to choose Cucumbers

Look for firm cucumbers with vibrant colors and a fresh smell.

Climate and origin

Cucumbers are thought to have originated thousands of years ago in Asia where wild species still exist.

Taste

Cucumber has a bland bitter taste when raw and is often pickled with vinegar and dill.

Substitutes with more vitamins

Apples, Pears, Melons

Miscellaneous information

Wives who wanted children would often tie cucumbers around their waste until a child was born.

Similar tasting produce

Apples, Pears, Melons

Recipes using Cucumbers

Carrot Cucumber Salad

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Cucumbers + Complete Nutrition Facts

Vitamin K |

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g
Calories
% Daily Value*
Total Fat g%
    Saturated Fat g%
Cholesterol mg%
Sodium mg%
Total Carbohydrate g%
    Dietary Fiber g%
    Sugar g~
Protein g~
Vitamin A%Vitamin C%
Calcium%Iron%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A IU%
    Retinol equivalents μg~
    Retinol μg~
    Alpha-carotene μg~
    Beta-carotene μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin μg~
Vitamin C mg%
Vitamin D IU (μg)%
    D2 Ergocalciferol IU (μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol IU (μg)
Vitamin E mg%
Vitamin K μg%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 μg~
Vitamin B12 μg%
Thiamin mg%
Riboflavin mg%
Niacin mg%
Pantothenic acid mg%
Vitamin B6 mg%
Folate μg%
    Folic Acid μg~
    Food Folate μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents μg~
Choline mg~
Lycopene μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium mg%
Iron mg%
Magnesium mg%
Phosphorus mg%
Sodium mg%
Potassium mg%
Zinc mg%
Copper mg%
Manganese mg%
Selenium μg%
Water g~
Ash g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3smg
18D3 Linolenicmg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoicmg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)mg
Total Omega 6smg
18D2mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoicmg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine mg%
Isoleucine mg%
Leucine mg%
Lysine mg%
Methionine mg%
Phenylalanine mg%
Threonine mg%
Tryptophan mg%
Valine mg%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
%
Percent Water Composition %
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)


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