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Cucumber

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About This Food

Description

Cucumbers are flowering vegetables that can be consumed raw or as pickles.

These “cool” veggies may have been cultivated as long ago as 9750 B.C and belong to the same vegetable family as pumpkin, zucchini, watermelon, and other squashes.

As a cucumber matures, the seeds become bitter and should be removed before using. Because most cucumbers are waxed, peel before eating.

Antioxidant Score* (ORAC)=126

*Cucumber, peeled, raw

Selecting & Storing

At the supermarket, cucumbers should be kept refrigerated. Store cucumbers in the refrigerator crisper for up to ten days

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminC
  • VitaminK
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Seeds
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 medium

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Calories: 24

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.32 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
4 g
ALA
4 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4.34 g
Net Carbohydrate
2.93 g
Sugars
2.77 g
Fiber
1.41 g
Protein
1.19 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
144.72 IU
3%
Vitamin C
6.43 mg
11%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.06 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.1 mg
5%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
14.47 mg
18%
Folate
28.14 mcg
7%
Niacin
0.07 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.06 mg
4%
Choline
11.46 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
28.14 mg
3%
Copper
0.14 mg
7%
Iron
0.44 mg
2%
Magnesium
24.12 mg
6%
Manganese
0.15 mg
8%
Phosphorous
42.21 mg
4%
Potassium
273.36 mg
8%
Selenium
0.2 mcg
0%
Sodium
4.02 mg
0%
Zinc
0.34 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
16.08 mcg
Beta-carotene
62.31 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
36.18 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
32.16 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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