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Cucumbers

Cucumbers are the fourth most widely cultivated vegetable in the world. They are enjoyed by many cultures and incorporated into many cuisines. Cucumbers provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. Try adding cucumbers to your next tossed salad or party platter.

Selecting Cucumbers

Cucumbers should be firm and rounded at their edges. Color should be a bright medium to dark green. Avoid cucumbers that have yellow discoloration, puffiness, sunken areas, or wrinkled tips.

Care & Handling

For maximum quality, your cucumber should be consumed within one or two days. Store your cucumbers in a plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper to help minimize dehydration and prolong shelf life. Always wash your cucumbers with fresh water before preparing.

The skins and seeds of cucumbers are both rich in nutrients. For this reason, consumption of both skins and seeds is desirable from a nutritional standpoint.

Cucumbers
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/3 medium (99g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 10%
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 needs:
Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate
300g 375g
Dietary Fiber
25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4
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