Cucumber (Cucumissativus L.) is in the same family as melon, squash and pumpkin. They are very high in water, 96% water in fact, and eating them can contribute to your daily water intake to keep you hydrated[1,2]. Cucumbers are also low in calories and are keto diet friendly. One cup of sliced cucumber with the peel contains just 16 calories. What counts as a serving?

  • 1 cup, raw, sliced or chopped cucumbers

References:1. Mukherjee et al.(2013).Phytochemical and therapeutic potential of cucumber. Fitoterapia, 84, 227-236. doi:10.1016/j.fitote.2012.10.003.2. Guelinckx et al.(2016).Contribution of Water from Food and Fluids to Total Water Intake: Analysis of a French and UK Population Surveys. Nutrients, 8(10), 630. doi:10.3390/nu8100630.