Usually the fruit is harvested still green and consumed raw.
Cucumbers, like other vegetables, have a high level of water in their composition, close to 90%, as well as low caloric intake because of their low carbohydrate content, making it an ideal food in diets that regulate the weight, combining with numerous vegetables in the preparation of fresh summer salads. Minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium are also present in the composition of cucumbers, although in smaller quantities than in other vegetables.
Its properties are necessary for the transmission and generation of nerve impulse, muscle activity or water balance in the cell. At the same time, the potassium richness and the low sodium figures give it diuretic action, purifying for the organism, favoring the ailments that with hypertension, gout, kidney stones, fluid retention and oliguria.
Serving size 100 gr
% of daily value