The Nutritional Benefits of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a low-calorie, nutrient-dense food that can be a great addition to any diet. One serving of cucumber (half a cup) contains approximately 8 calories and is made up of 95% water. They also contain small amounts of vitamin K and vitamin A, as well as several phytonutrients (plant chemicals) called lignans. Eating the peel of a cucumber is also beneficial, as it adds fiber and vitamin A to your diet.

Just make sure to wash it first! Cucumbers are also a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and potassium. They also contain trace amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin A. Eating cucumbers can help you meet your daily nutritional needs without filling you up too much. Growing fruits and vegetables at home can also maximize their nutritional value, since you can eat them as soon as they are harvested.

This ensures that the food is as fresh as possible and that it contains all the essential nutrients. The nutrient balance indicator and the integrity score can help you prepare complete, nutritionally balanced meals. Barbie was previously the advanced nutrition coordinator for the Mount Sinai Diabetes and Cardiovascular Alliance and worked in pediatric endocrinology at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center. She recommends adding cucumbers to your diet for their nutritional benefits.