Cucumber, nutritional information and buying tips for cucumber

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It is a summer vegetable, although it can be found in the markets all year round.

Data of interest:

Green specimens should be selected, without yellow spots or skin defects. The best ones are medium-sized.

To preserve them correctly, it is advisable to store them in the refrigerator, where they will keep in good conditions for three to five days.

It cannot be frozen as it causes excessive softening of the flesh.

Nutritional values of cucumber:

Water is its main component and its energy and nutritional values are low, which is why it is often used in low-calorie diets.

Among the vitamins, folic acid and vitamin C are the most important.

The same happens with minerals: potassium, phosphorus and calcium are the most important, while magnesium, iron and zinc are less important.

Also, cucumbers with skin have a higher nutritional content such as fiber and vitamin A, which can be lost when peeled.

Per 100 grams of edible portion:

  • Energy (kcal) - 11.73
  • Protein (g) - 0,70
  • Fat (g) - 0,20
  • Carbohydrates (g) - 1,90
  • Cholesterol (mg) - 0,00
  • Fiber (g) - 0,50

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