Cucumbers contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. The peel and seeds are the most nutrient-dense parts of the cucumber. They contain fibre and beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that is good for eyes. They are commonly used as a refreshingly cool and crunchy addition to salads and sandwiches whilst offering a unique taste.
When choosing your cucumber opt for a bright green coloured firm flesh. To prepare wash thoroughly in cold water and cut off each end and slice as desired. Store in the fridge to preserve as long as possible. During the summer months we source ours from growers in the Portadown area.
A typical 100g portion contains 15 calories, 0.65g protein, 3.63g carbohydrate and 0.11g fat.