The cucumber is a fruit which is one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world which is a member of the Cucurbitaceous family which is related to the melon and squash families.

Cucumber has a distinctively cool flavour which is made of 90 percent water, but still manages to provide many valuable health benefits.


Health Benefits


  • Cucumber seeds have medicinal purposes where their seeds serve as a diuretic, and the juice is used as an acne cream and a soothing remedy to tired, puffy eyes. (1)


  • Cucumbers have antidiabetic and antioxidant activity which helps to cleanse the body of chemical toxins. (2)


  • The vegetable provides an excellent source of vitamin K which provides anti-inflammatory relief and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. (3)


  • Contains vitamin C which is helpful for fighting diseases in the body. (4)


  • Provides vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid) which helps to increase neuron activity and regulates sex and stress hormones. (5)


Cucumber Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw, with peel

  Amt. Per
% Daily
Calories 15
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1%
Dietary Fibre 0 g 2%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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