Cucumber. Chemical composition of cucumbers. Benefits of cucumber

Cucumber. Chemical composition of cucumbers. Benefits of cucumber

Picture cucumbers, leading to an article on the composition and use of cucumber. Cucumbers are very tasty and useful vegetable. The most common use of cucumber is to use them for all kinds of salads. The simplest example, a salad of tomatoes and cucumbers. I myself love, when really want to eat vegetables, and get a little bit of vitamins from natural products, buy my tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced ​​and without salt, butter and eat them take. Sometimes I add grated carrot, it turns out pretty tasty.

What may be useful in the daily diet of cucumbers?

  1.  First, cucumber is a vegetable, and thus present in the composition of carbohydrate fiber that is not digested and dietary fibers leading out toxins from the bowel. It is therefore recommend that all your meals, complex carbohydrates and protein food supply vegetables to received dietary fiber and helps the digestion.
  2.  Secondly, cucumbers can safely be an additional source of vitamins and minerals in the daily diet. Of course the same, when it comes to vitamins, I would have preferred fruit, or some other vegetables, such as bell peppers. But if you like cucumbers, eat, anyway, it's better than not eating vegetables at all!
  3.  Thirdly, cucumbers very good use for weight loss. Include them in one of their meals as a carbohydrate source. For example, in the first half of the day, until 14:00, you get a portion of carbohydrates from cereals, and after 14:00 until 18:00, source of carbohydrates can make cucumbers, if they like, at the same time get an additional minerals and vitamins.
  4.  Fourth, at least sometimes, you can take them with you. If protein foods often can still somehow have not warmed, chicken, cheese, here hard to eat carbohydrate foods cold. So, to somehow rid the body of stress on the road , you can take the meat , cheese as a source of protein and carbohydrates as cucumbers , their truth there is very little , but in any case it is better than nothing at all , besides useful for digestion. Especially the way, useful fiber by eating meat, because protein is better and easier to digest.

Look at the chemical composition of cucumbers.

Written proteins, fats, carbohydrates and calories in 100 grams of cucumber

Nutritional value per 100 grams of cucumber:

  • Carbohydrates — 3.8 g
  • Proteins — 0.8 g
  • Fat — 0 g

Energy value per 100 grams of cucumber:

  • 18.4 kcal

Carbohydrates in cucumbers

100 grams of fresh cucumbers very few carbohydrates, 3.8 grams total, of which:


  • Glucose — 1.3 g
  • Fructose — 1.1 g


  • Sucrose — 0.1 g


  • Hemicellulose — 0.1 g
  • Fiber — 0.7 g
  • Starch — 0.1 g
  • Pectin — 0.4 g

Due to its very meager food composition, cucumbers can also be used later in the evening, right before bedtime. If you suddenly want to eat much, no cheese, no yogurt, low-fat milk is not, and cucumbers were suddenly in the refrigerator, you can take one, wash and eat. So you score the stomach, relieve yourself from hunger, can sleep and not harm your body in the form of excess fat.

Proteins in cucumbers

In 100 grams of cucumber 0.8 grams of protein, of which:

  • Essential amino acids — 153 mg
  • Nonessential amino acids — 374 mg

Vitamins in cucumbers ground in 100 grams:

  • Beta -carotene — 0.06 mg
  • Vitamin E — 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C — 10 mg
  • Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) — 0.04 mg
  • Biotin (Vitamin B7) — 0.9 mg
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3 or PP) — 0.2 mg
  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) — 0.27 mg
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) — 0.04 mg
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) — 0.03 mg
  • Focalin (Vitamin B9 or folic acid) — 4 mg

Vitamins in greenhouse cucumber 100 grams:

  • Beta -carotene — 0.02 mg
  • Vitamin E — 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C — 7 mg
  • Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) — 0.04 mg
  • Biotin (Vitamin B7) — 0.9 mg
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3 or PP) — 0.15 mg
  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) — 0.25 mg
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) — 0.02 mg
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) — 0.03 mg
  • Focalin (Vitamin B9 or folic acid) — 4 mg

Macronutrients in 100 grams of cucumber:

  • Potassium — 141 mg
  • Calcium — 23 mg
  • Magnesium — 14 mg
  • Sodium — 8 mg
  • Phosphorus — 42 mg
  • Chlorine — 25 mg

Trace elements in 100 grams of cucumber:

  • Aluminum — 425 mcg
  • Iron — 600 mcg
  • Iodine — 3 up
  • Cobalt — 1 mg
  • Manganese — 180 mcg
  • Copper — 100 mcg
  • Molybdenum — 1 mg
  • Fluoride — 17 mcg
  • Chromium — 6 mcg
  • Zinc — 215 mcg

Cucumbers can be used not only in food. Of them can make a face mask. Due to the content of vitamins in the lineup, this mask will have a positive effect on the skin. Sorry little zinc in them that would be such a mask had more positive effects on the skin.

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