Aside from their anti-aging properties, cucumbers have a long list of health benefits. Cucumbers have not received as much press as other vegetables in terms of their overall nutrient richness, but this long-beloved food provides us with a unique combination of conventional nutrients and phytonutrients.
Cucumbers are rich in vitamin K, the mineral molybdenum, B vitamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B1, biotin, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.
Let’s Talk Phytonutrients!
The bulk of the research on cucumber phytonutrients focuses on three specific categories: flavonoids, lignans, and terpenoids. Below is a summary list of key phytonutrients in these three categories.