Energy 15 kcal, Protein 0.65 g, Total Fat 0.11 g, Dietary Fiber 0.5 g, Carbohydrates 3.63 g, Thiamine (B1) 0.027 mg, Riboflavin (B2) 0.033 mg, Niacin (B3) 0.098 mg, Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.259 mg, Pyridoxine 0.040 mg, Calcium 16 mg, Magnesium 13 mg, Manganese 0.079 mg, Phosphorus 24 mg, Potassium 147 mg, Vitamin A 105 IU, Vitamin C 2.8 mg, Vitamin E 0.03 mg, Vitamin K 16.4 μg, Zinc 0.2 mg.
Cucumber is an excellent source of potassium which helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates by countering the effects of sodium. The unique combinations of antioxidants act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Cucumbers contain a high amount of vitamin K, which plays a role in bone strength by promoting orthotropic activity. It also contributes to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease by limiting neuronal damage to patients’ brains.