But the title of the article implies you get all your daily value of the vitamins listed below, from some reasonable serving of cucumber. This is false.
To reach recommended daily value for any of the listed vitamins, you'd need to eat more than 7 whole cucumbers in a day! Even then, you'd only be set for Vitamin C and Potassium.
A slice of white bread has more Niacin, Thiamin, and Folate than one whole cucumber.
Now, I'm not bashing on cucumbers! I eat them tons, and you should, too.
But this article is really silly, with unsubstantiated claims like:
Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.Yeah right.
|Vitamin||Cucumber1, 2||Bread1, 3||Number4|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||5||8||20.00|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||6||5||16.67|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||1||5||100.00|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)||8||1||12.50|
|Folic Acid (Folate)||5||7||20.00|
1: Percent daily value.
2: Cucumber, with peel, raw (whole)
3: Bread, white, commercially prepared (slice)
4: Number of cucumbers you need to eat to get daily value.