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How many Calories in a Cucumber

Cucumber without peel

Cucumber is a part of salad commonly eaten everywhere in the world. It is extremely low in calories and it also hydrates the body due to its 95% water content. The most common question about cucumber is – how many calories are present in a cucumber. The good news, it contains only a few calories and the best food for assisting in weight loss. You get only 12 to 15 calories from a cucumber.

Calories in a Cucumber

100 g cucumber calories details:

Proximates Peeled Cucumber Unpeeled Cucumber
Total Calories 12 15
Calories from Carbohydrates 8.2 12.5
Calories from Proteins 2.4 1.6
Calories from Fat 1.4 0.9

Calorie Content of Cucumber

By different sizes, weights etc.

Calories in Cucumber Peeled Cucumber Unpeeled Cucumber
Calories in 100g cucumber 12 Calories 15 Calories
Calories in 1 small cucumber (6.3 inch long) 19 24
Calories in a medium cucumber (7.25 inches) 26 32
Calories in a large cucumber (8.25 inch long) 34 42
Calories in 1 cup cucumber (sliced) 14 17
Calories in 1 cup cucumber (chopped) 16 20
Calories in 1 lb cucumber 54 67
Calories in 1 slice of cucumber 1 1.2
How many calories in 4 slices of cucumber 4 5
How many calories in half a cucumber (medium) 13 16

Calories in cucumber salad is very low. Therefore, it is the best snacks for people trying to lose weight but want to fell full stomach. It helps to feel satiety after eating 1 to 2 cucumbers. You can eat whenever you feel appetite. It also hydrates your body and in addition to this it also provides a good amount of Vitamin K.

In addition, cucumber salad calorie content also depends on the other ingredients added in salad. That can be calculated according to recipe of salad. In general, 1 cup of mixed salad of cucumber, onion, lettuce and tomato without oil, yogurt or cream can provide around 20 calories.

You can cut cucumber in various sizes. The easiest method to calculate calories in a cucumber is to measure its weight. 100 grams peeled cucumber contains 12 calories and unpeeled cucumber has 15 calories. Therefore, just divide the total weight of peeled cucumber by 8.33 and unpeeled cucumber by 6.66 to get accurate calorie information.

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