They are a great source of essential nutrients!
Munch down to load up on your daily needs.
An imbalance between sodium and potassium levels in the body could lead to dangerous conditions such as stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. Bananas are known to be one of the best sources of potassium with 422mg in a regular-sized fruit. However, cucumbers fare well in this department too! Each contains 442mg of this heart-healthy mineral.
Needed for good vision, immunity, skin and hair, vitamin A is typically associated with orange-hued produce like carrots, sweet potatoes and mangoes. Surprise! Cucumbers have 316mcg of this vitamin, fulfilling almost half of the 750mcg that the Health Promotion Board recommends for ladies aged between 18-60.
Cucumbers pack a pretty decent amount of vitamin C, providing 8.4mg of your recommended daily intake of 30mg. Besides promoting good skin, bones, blood vessels, teeth and joints, vitamin C helps with iron absorption and boosts healing within the body as well.
There’s about 49mcg of vitamin K in each gourd, and according to Mayura Mohta, author of The Wholefood Kitchen, that’s slightly more than half your recommended daily intake. You need this nutrient to improve bone strength, and it’ll also help with blood clotting if you accidentally get cut.
Next: Quirky facts about a cucumber’s scent.