Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cucumiform fruits that are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and seedless. Within these varieties, several cultivars have been created.
contains the following nutrients:
water: 137 g.
protein: 0.8 g.
fat: 0.2 g.
carbohydrate: 3.1 g, including 2.0 g of sugar.
fiber: 1.0 g.
calcium: 19.9 g.
iron: 0.3 mg.