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Cucumbers belong to the same family as marrows and courgettes. They are believed to have originated in Asia and have been grown in India for some 3,000 years. The Victorians bred a good selection of colour into their cucumbers – and thus white, yellow, bronze and bluish hues as well as the more usual green-skinned type are grown. Also in the nineteenth century, oval-shaped cucumbers were grown by the French and were much in demand by perfumeries.

Health Benefits
  • Naturally low in fat
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 29% of its calories come from protein, which contributes to maintenance of normal bowns and muscle mass.


Nutritional Information
    Per 100g (raw)  
Calories   14kcal  
Protein   1g  
Carbohydrate   1.2g  
Fat   0.6g  
Fibre   0.7g (NSP)  

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