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Nutritional Facts about Cucumbers

our body is about 60% water. But before you start bragging about that fact, realize that the cucumber has you beat by a large margin. Most cucumbers are about 95% water, which makes them an excellent food to eat as part of your overall hydration strategy.

However, their high water content doesn’t preclude other nutrients. Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin K1, vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. They provide a small amount of fiber (especially if you eat the skin). And they’re rich in antioxidants, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids, which can help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic diseases.

The skin and seeds of many cucumber varieties also contain the bitter compound cucurbitacin, a terpene that may contribute to the fruit’s health benefits.

(Excerpt taken from The Food Revolution Network)

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