Cucumbers

Cucumbers
Cucumbers

Cucumber, made up of 96 percent water, is one of the most hydrating fruits you can add to your NutriBlast. Its high water content is excellent for skin health and detoxification, and only recently has the cucumber been studied for it's anti-cancer promoting benefits. Cucmbers contain numerous antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese, as well as lignans and a phytonutrient group called cucurbitacins, which help block the pathways necessary for cancer cell development and survival. Fresh cucumber extracts have also been shown to help reduce inflammation in some animal studies.

Selection Process

Though purchasing organic cucumbers is always best, we know it's not always an option, so always look for cucumbers that are bright and evenly colored. They should be firm all the way through to the tips and should not have any dark spots or blemishes. For longer-lasting freshness, store cucumbers in the refrigerator for several days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (8.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 1.2

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.2mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.3g 0.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.2%

Sugars 0.1g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.1g

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 0.1% Iron 0.1%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 1.6% Thiamin 0.1%
Riboflavin 0.2% Niacin 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 0.2% Folate 0.1%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.2%
Phosphorus 0.2% Magnesium 0.3%
Zinc 0.1% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.2% Manganese 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.