Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber

We enjoy cucumber raw in salads or with dips.  Select cucumbers that are dark green and firm, particularly on the ends.  The slender ones generally have smaller seeds.  We prefer to buy cucumbers without the wax coating that are available from farmers’ markets in the summer and fall.  If unwaxed, we eat the skin, but if the cucumbers are waxed to prevent decomposition, we peel off the skin before eating.  See nutritional charts below for cucumbers with the peel and without the peel.

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Cucumber, with peel, raw

Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus

NDB No: 11205

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
96.01
72
0.120
Energy
kcal
13
0
 
Energy
kj
54
0
 
Protein
g
0.69
18
0.035
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.13
18
0.018
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
2.76
0
 
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.8
0
 
Ash
g
0.41
49
0.015
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
14
43
0.858
Iron, Fe
mg
0.26
42
0.014
Magnesium, Mg
mg
11
44
0.775
Phosphorus, P
mg
20
38
1.097
Potassium, K
mg
144
55
5.551
Sodium, Na
mg
2
54
0.261
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.20
54
0.022
Copper, Cu
mg
0.033
53
0.001
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.076
41
0.007
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.0
0
 
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
5.3
21
0.491
Thiamin
mg
0.024
13
0.002
Riboflavin
mg
0.022
13
0.001
Niacin
mg
0.221
13
0.010
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.178
12
0.005
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.042
13
0.001
Folate, total
mcg
13
19
0.815
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
13
19
0.815
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
13
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
215
13
18.605
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
21
0
 
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.079
0
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.034
0
 
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
14:0
g
0.001
0
 
16:0
g
0.028
0
 
18:0
g
0.003
0
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.003
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.003
0
 
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.053
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.022
0
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.030
0
 
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
Phytosterols
mg
14
0
 
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.005
0
 
Threonine
g
0.019
0
 
Isoleucine
g
0.021
0
 
Leucine
g
0.029
0
 
Lysine
g
0.029
0
 
Methionine
g
0.006
0
 
Cystine
g
0.004
0
 
Phenylalanine
g
0.019
0
 
Tyrosine
g
0.011
0
 
Valine
g
0.022
0
 
Arginine
g
0.044
0
 
Histidine
g
0.010
0
 
Alanine
g
0.024
0
 
Aspartic acid
g
0.041
0
 
Glutamic acid
g
0.196
0
 
Glycine
g
0.024
0
 
Proline
g
0.015
0
 
Serine
g
0.020
0
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

Cucumber, peeled, raw

NDB No: 11206

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
96.49
3
0.081
Energy
kcal
12
0
 
Energy
kj
50
0
 
Protein
g
0.57
3
0.087
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.16
3
0.022
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
2.50
0
 
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.7
0
 
Ash
g
0.28
3
0.020
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
14
30
0.684
Iron, Fe
mg
0.16
31
0.165
Magnesium, Mg
mg
12
31
0.336
Phosphorus, P
mg
21
30
0.730
Potassium, K
mg
148
31
4.911
Sodium, Na
mg
2
31
0.177
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.14
31
0.008
Copper, Cu
mg
0.032
30
0.002
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.085
31
4.954
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.0
19
0.000
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
2.8
3
1.817
Thiamin
mg
0.021
3
0.003
Riboflavin
mg
0.011
3
0.011
Niacin
mg
0.104
3
0.016
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.285
1
 
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.072
3
0.022
Folate, total
mcg
14
3
3.749
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
14
3
3.749
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
14
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
74
3
9.410
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
7
0
 
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.079
0
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.042
0
 
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
14:0
g
0.001
0
 
16:0
g
0.034
0
 
18:0
g
0.004
0
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.004
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.004
0
 
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.065
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.027
0
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.037
0
 
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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