Mini Cucumbers

Mini Cucumbers

Who knew cucumbers could be so darn adorable? Say hello to NatureSweet Mini Cucumbers! They’re crisp, refreshing, and oh-so-cute, but let’s talk about their amazing nutrition. Did you know cucumbers are approximately 95% water, which makes you wonder: are they good for you?

The short answer: Yes! Although nutrient levels are lower due to the high water percentage, mini cucumbers offer potassium, beta carotene, and vitamin K, and several phytochemicals with promising health benefits. Another perk of mini cucumbers is that they are basically a zero-fat snack, making them a healthy option for those looking for a snack hack.

  • 16oz

Nutrition Benefits

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Good source of potassium which helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals. Potassium may help reduce blood pressure and protect against stroke, too!

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Beta carotene converts into Vitamin A, which we need for good vision and eye health, a strong immune system, and healthy skin.

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Good source of Vitamin K which supports bone health, wound healing, and normal blood clotting.

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Chock full of antioxidants, cucumbers help protect your cells from damage due to substances that form in your body called "free radicals."

Nutrition Benefits

1

Good source of potassium which helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals. Potassium may help reduce blood pressure and protect against stroke, too!

2

Beta carotene converts into Vitamin A, which we need for good vision and eye health, a strong immune system, and healthy skin.

3

Good source of Vitamin K which supports bone health, wound healing, and normal blood clotting.

4

Chock full of antioxidants, cucumbers help protect your cells from damage due to substances that form in your body called "free radicals."

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Health benefits:


One emerging benefit of cucumbers is their fibrous nature. As you may have heard, fiber is an essential part of your daily diet,especially for colon health. Cucumbers are a good source of fiber, getting an additional 8.5 grams per day of fiber from fruits and vegetables was associated, in recent research, with a 30% risk reduction of diverticulitis, a disease that causes a painful inflammation of the colon.

Did you know?


Here are some other ways mini cucumbers promote health. Overall: Cucumbers are a non-starchy vegetable. But did you know that consuming non-starchy foods is optimal for managing blood sugar? It’s true: The American Diabetes Association recommends three to five servings of non-starchy vegetables per day for healthy blood sugar levels, but that's just a minimum. So despite being water-laden, mini cucumbers’ naturally watery and fibrous nature make it an ideal food..

Preparation tip:


Have you ever noticed that cucumbers tend to get a wee bit wrinkly rather quickly after being sliced? Be sure to cover exposed areas and place them in the fridge for use within a few days. Cucumbers can also be pickled in two different ways with salted water or vinegar; or you can even freeze them for long-term storage for up to a year.

Health benefits:


One emerging benefit of cucumbers is their fibrous nature. As you may have heard, fiber is an essential part of your daily diet,especially for colon health. Cucumbers are a good source of fiber, getting an additional 8.5 grams per day of fiber from fruits and vegetables was associated, in recent research, with a 30% risk reduction of diverticulitis, a disease that causes a painful inflammation of the colon.

Did you know?


Here are some other ways mini cucumbers promote health. Overall: Cucumbers are a non-starchy vegetable. But did you know that consuming non-starchy foods is optimal for managing blood sugar? It’s true: The American Diabetes Association recommends three to five servings of non-starchy vegetables per day for healthy blood sugar levels, but that's just a minimum. So despite being water-laden, mini cucumbers’ naturally watery and fibrous nature make it an ideal food..

Preparation tip:


Have you ever noticed that cucumbers tend to get a wee bit wrinkly rather quickly after being sliced? Be sure to cover exposed areas and place them in the fridge for use within a few days. Cucumbers can also be pickled in two different ways with salted water or vinegar; or you can even freeze them for long-term storage for up to a year.