Eat, grow and learn more about vegetables


I Like Vegetables - cucumbers

Cucumber, with peel, raw

Common Name: Cucumber

Cucumbers are gourd fruits native to southern India. Other edible members of this family include squash, melons and pumpkins. The wild ancestor of the edible cucumber has never been identified. The best guess is C. hardwickii, a native of the Himalayas, small and bitter, with many small spines. Cucumbers have been cultivated for 4,000 years. The earliest writings of the Hebrews, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans contain numerous references to this plant. Roman gardeners grew cucumbers in earth-filled baskets, carting the plants from spot to spot to take advantage of limited off-season sun. Cucumbers came to the new world with Columbus, who planted them in his experimental garden in 1493. They reappeared in Europe by the 17th century and are now widespread.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup slices.
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Other serving sizes: 1 cucumber (8-1/4″), 1 cucumber, (8-1/4″), 1 ounce, 100g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 15
Calories From Fat (6%) 0.89
Calories From Protein (10%) 1.54
Calories From Carbohydrates (84%) 12.57
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.11g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.04g <1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g
Trans Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg <1%
Potassium 147mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3.63g 1%
Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugar 1.67g
Sugar Alcohols g
Net Carbohydrates g
Protein 0.65g 1%
Vitamin A 105IU 2%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 5%
Calcium 16mg 2%
Iron 0.28mg 2%
Vitamin E 0.03mg <1%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.03mg 2%
Riboflavin 0.03mg 2%
Niacin 0.1mg <1%
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 2%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.26mg 3%
Vitamin K 16.4mcg 21%
Phosphorus 24mg 2%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Zinc 0.2mg 1%
Copper 0.04mg 2%
Manganese 0.08mg 4%
Selenium 0.3mcg <1%
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 95.23g 0%