Cucumbers are a popular diet food because they are high in water, low in sugar and calories, yet filling. They are also used as a kidney cleanser and diuretic.

The shiny skin should always be eaten in order to take advantage of the high silicon content. For this reason, always buy fresh organic cucumbers and avoid waxed cucumbers.

Serving size: 1 cucumber, 8 inches
Region: China, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, and the United States

Health Benefits

Kidneys Known as a kidney cleanser and diuretic. Help remove kidney and bladder stones.
Pancreas Provide healing properties for the pancreas.
Skin The silica and high water content help improve complexion, add a healthy glow, and hydrate the skin. Use juice or slices topically to treat sunburn, swelling, and dermatitis.
Weight Loss High water content, low in calories, and filling for their size.


Calcium 48.2 mg 4%
Potassium 442 mg 12%
Silicon N/A N/A Found in the skin. Avoid cucumbers that are waxed and always eat organic.
Vitamin K 49.4 mg 62%
Zinc 0.6 mg 4%