Did you know, that cucumber nutrition is one of the good sources of vitamin K? Based on USDA nutrient data base, in every 100 gr of cucumber, contain 16.4 μg of vitamin K. With those number, it means can meet our daily needs as much as 16%. Of course, there are still much more nutrition that contains in it such as other vitamins and mineral. The most interesting nutrient content is some of b complex vitamin such as Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic acid (B5), Vitamin B6 and Folate (B9).

As we know, there are a lot of numbers of beauty products that using cucumber as main material. The most popular cucumber benefits for skin is, the ability to get rid of acne on the skin. Acne is often a problem, because it makes the face become stained and dull. You can use cucumber slices to paste on the pimples. Let stand for a few minutes to get rid of acne. Cucumbers can indeed be proven to eliminate acne fairly quickly and naturally.

Cucumbers can also be made a natural mask or face mask. To make a facial mask of cucumber, with peel cucumbers, sliced ​​cucumber and blend. After that paste and flatten on the face, leave to dry. Another way is to attach and rub the slices of cucumber on the face. In addition to the natural mask is so safe to use and free of chemicals, cucumber also beneficial to refresh, cleanse, tighten skin and reduce excess oil on the face. And another good news is, cucumbers can be used by all skin types. To obtain maximum results, you need to make a facial mask with cucumber on a regular basis, at least once a week.

Above are only a few benefits of cucumber, there are a large numbers other health benefits that we can get from cucumber. To get the best information, you can read cucumber nutrition facts below, based on USDA National Nutrient data base.

Fresh (Raw) Cucumber( with peel) Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 65 kJ (16 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.63 g
Sugars 1.67
Dietary fiber 0.5 g
Fat 0.11 g
Protein 0.65 g

Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.098 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.259 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.04 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 7 μg
Vitamin C (3%) 2.8 mg
Vitamin K (16%) 16.4 μg

Trace metals
Calcium (2%) 16 mg
Iron (2%) 0.28 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (4%) 0.079 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (3%) 147 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.2 mg

Other constituents
Water 95.23
Fluoride 1.3 µg


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