Cucumber

 

Cucumbers really are cool to eat. Vitamin C and carotenoids in cucumbers provide your brain cells with antioxidant protection, and to help keep your body healthy and mind refreshed.

What nutrients in cucumber boost mood?
  • Vitamin C
  • Carotenoids (antioxidants)
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store And Prepare

Store
  • Fridge

Top tip: Once ripened in a fruit bowl, pop in the fridge to keep bananas fresh for a few more days.

 

Prep
  • Chop
  • Toss
  • Stir-fry

Top tip: BBQ bananas for a treat to keep your health and your spirits high. 

When Are They In Season?

Cucumbers are in season from November to March.

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

½ a cucumber (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

Did you know?

The expression ‘cool as a cucumber’ is thought to be because the inside of a cucumber is cooler than the temperature outside.

Nutrition Information Panel

The nutrition facts for half a raw cucumber (75g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

½ a cucumber (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

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