The water content of cucumbers is around 96%—the other 4% consists mainly of carbohydrates and fiber. Cucumbers are a good source of fiber, especially if you leave the skin on, providing about 2 grams per average-sized cucumber.
Here is the nutrition information for a typical 1/2-cup serving of raw (with peel) cucumbers:
The main plant compounds in cucumbers are:
- Cucumerin A and B.These triterpene phytonutrients have been studied for their effectiveness in preventing some cancer
- An antioxidant that has anti‐inflammatory, anti-cancer, and neuroprotective effects.
- This flavonoid has been shown to decrease inflammation and have antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial benefits, as well as having positive effects on the heart and nerves.
- An antioxidant compound studied for its heart health, diabetic, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
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