Cucumber is a refreshing vegetable extract. In fact, it is so often eaten raw that you almost forget that it can be eaten cooked, by cooking it like zucchini.

Option properties

rich in water
low in calories;
source of fiber
Ally for weight loss.
Stimulates intestinal transit.
 Nutritional values ​​and calories of cucumber
Cucumber is known for its very high water content which makes it refreshing and low in calories. In fact, with only 13 calories per 100 grams, it is one of the lightest foods out there. Despite this low energy density, cucumber contains vitamins and minerals essential for our health: vitamin C, potassium, sodium, phosphorous, etc. Therefore, it has its place as part of a varied and balanced diet.
Cucumber Benefits
Cucumber is considered a health asset due to its atypical nutritional properties. Although it is mainly composed of water, it contains essential micro-nutrients whose effect is very positive for the harmony of the body.
 These are highly reactive molecules that are thought to be involved in the development of cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and other diseases associated with ageing.  Studies have shown the presence of phenolic compounds with slight antioxidant activity in cucumbers.
Great water wealth
More than 95% of the weight of raw cucumbers is water. This feature makes it a refreshing vegetable while containing very low calories, which can be a powerhouse for people who are watching their weight.

source of copper
Raw cucumbers (without peel) are a source of copper. As a component of many enzymes, copper is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin and collagen (a protein used to build and repair tissues) in the body. Several copper-containing enzymes also aid in the body's defense against free radicals.

Vitamin K
Raw cucumbers (with peels) are a source of vitamin K. This vitamin is necessary for the synthesis (manufacture) of proteins associated with blood coagulation (stimulating and inhibiting blood clotting). It also plays a role in bone formation. In addition to having vitamin K in food, vitamin K is made by bacteria in the gut, which is why vitamin K is so scarce.

A word from a nutritionist
To get the most out of a cucumber, you can eat it raw with its peel. A portion of cucumber represents about 180 grams of cucumber.