Cucumber (español: pepino) is a widely-cultivated creeping vine plant in the Cucurbitaceae gourd family that bears cucumiform fruits, which are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber—slicing, pickling, and burpless/seedless—within which several cultivars have been created. The cucumber originates from South Asia, but now grows on most continents, as many different types of cucumber are traded on the global market.

Nutrition: 3.5 oz (100 g) unpeeled cucumber
calories 16
carbohydrates 3.63 g
fat 0.11 g
fiber 0.5 g
calcium 2% DV
folate 2% DV
iron 2% DV
magnesium 4% DV
manganese 4% DV
niacin 1% DV
pantothenic acid 5% DV
phosphorous 3% DV
potassium 3% DV
protein 0.65 g
riboflavin 3% DV
thiamine 2% DV
zinc 2% DV
vitamin B6 3% DV
vitamin C 3% DV
vitamin K 16% DV