Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Vitamins content in cucumber

Cucumbers belong to a plant family Cucurbitaceae which is a plant family commonly known as melons, gourds or cucurbits and includes crops like cucumbers, squashes (including) pumpkin, luffas, melons and watermelons.

The skin contains vitamin A mostly in the skin, which is usually peeled in fresh cucumbers. Vitamin A serves as one of the many antioxidants. It protects human body from free radicals which helps lower the risk of various illnesses due to damaged cells and cancer.
Other key vitamins in cucumbers include vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), panthotenic aicd (B5) and small amount of folate.

Multiple B vitamin in cucumber, vitamin B1, vitamin B5 and vitamin B7 are well known to help relieve anxiety feelings and also buffer some of the damaging effects of stress.

The high amount of fluid content, vitamin C and also caffeic acid and other antioxidants in cucumber makes it an important ingredient in many beauty creams for treating eczema, psoriasis, acne, sunburn etc.
Vitamins content in cucumber

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