ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

cucumbers are a super fruit

Updated on August 14, 2011
Cucumbers right out of my garden.
Cucumbers right out of my garden. | Source


The purpose of this hub is to let my readers know that cucumbers are a super fruit that have many benefits.

Not only dietary benefits, there are many safe practical applications.

Cucumbers are loaded with vitamins - I consider them a super fruit because one cucumber has B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,folic acid,calcium,phosphorus,iron,vitamin C,magnesium,zinc and potassium.

The best part is a cucumber has zero calories.

They make a healthy snack that will provide a boost of energy similar to a cup of coffee or soda.

That is because they are loaded with carbohydrates and B vitamins so a single cucumber will give you energy for several hours.

To prevent suffering from a hangover,grab a cucumber before bedtime.

They contain enough B vitamins and electrolytes to replace nutrients your body has lost.

This keep you from having that awful headache from a hangover.

They also have a benefit that will help you to lose weight, they are filling and have no calories

A single cucumber will stop cravings for food.

Other benefits of Cucumbers

If you are having problems with bugs in your garden,slice up a cucumber and place it in a aluminum pie tin.

The aluminum combined with cucumber will put off a scent that humans cannot detect but acts as a natural pesticide by repelling insects.

It works, I have them in my garden now,if they weren't there the green horned worms and bugs would eat my garden up

Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up? rub slices of cucumber on the mirror.

It will eliminate the fog on the mirror and leave a soothing smell in the air just like a spa.

This works on your eyeglasses too,try it you will like it.

If you have wrinkles or cellulite, rub cucumber slices for several minutes on the area you want to tighten or firm.

The phytochemicals in cucumbers cause the collagen in your skin to tighten

It firms the outer layer of skin and reduces the visibility of cellulite.

If you have puffy eyes,put a slice of cucumber over each eye and leave it for around 10 minutes, it will reduce the puffiness under your eyes.

If you have bad breath and do not have access to a toothbrush put a slice of cucumber in the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds, it will kill the bacteria in your mouth and eliminate any odor.

If you are writing with a ink pen and make a mistake,rub it with the skin of a cucumber and the ink will magically disappear.

They also work great removing crayon and marker marks from your walls.

If you have a squeaky hinge rub a cucumber on the hinge and it will lubricate it,therefore solving your problem.

Looking for a natural cleaner for your bathroom or kitchen sink?

Rub a cucumber over the area you want to clean or polish.

It will not leave a streak and has no harmful chemicals like many modern cleaners.

If you want a stress free, aromatic smelling home.

Boil some cucumbers,they will release a unique aroma that has been shown to reduce stress.

Try it, your house will sell like a spa.

Try using cucumbers to polish your dress shoes.

Not only will they make your shoes shine but they also provide the extra benefit of repelling water.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my hub about cucumbers and I look forward to reading your comment below.

As always - God Bless Us All


Submit a Comment

  • Mr. Happy profile image

    Mr. Happy 

    6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    "They make a healthy snack that will provide a boost of energy similar to a cup of coffee" - Interesting comparison. I have never thought about cucumbers as energy boosters.

    "A single cucumber will stop cravings for food."- Hmm ... I guess this could be used as a means to lose weight maybe ...? In which case I should not eat any, I have no fat to lose (lol).

    "They also work great removing crayon and marker marks from your walls."- Haha!! I will remember this if I ever decide to have kids.

    "Not only will they make your shoes shine but they also provide the extra benefit of repelling water." - This is very interesting! Could I swim better if I rubbed myself with cucumbers? (Not being funny here, just curious.)

    Thank You for sharing all this great information about cucumbers. Quite impressive, in my opinion. Will share!

    All the best!

  • ambassadornchains profile image


    7 years ago

    What in the world!? Who would have known! This is amazing. I love reading your hubs!! Keep writing! This is fascinating!! :)

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    sounds delicious Patty - Thanks for stopping by!

  • PattyBeans profile image


    7 years ago from Granite Bay

    Thanks for the info...had a cucumber in my smoothie this morning!

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Yeah it works gr8 Gus, Thanks for stopping by ;0)

  • GusTheRedneck profile image

    Gustave Kilthau 

    7 years ago from USA

    Thanks manthy - That is a welcome tip about slciing a cucumber and putting it into a pie tin to chase bugs away. I knew earlier that cucumber skins deter cockroaches, but that cucumber in the pie pan was a new one to me.

    Gus :-)))

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @Sandyspider - I guess it is true that you learn something new everyday.

    Thanks for stopping by

  • Sandyspider profile image

    Sandy Mertens 

    7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    I always thought cucumbers were a vegetable. Great hub.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @Aphrodite - You are welcome - you deserve the fan mail.

    You are a great writer.

  • Aphrodite Venus profile image

    Aphrodite Venus 

    7 years ago from Orlando

    vote up awesome and useful. I didn't know there were so many benefits in cucumber. thanks for the fan mail.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    You will like it ,It leaves a good smell too.'Thanks for stopping by Paperfly

  • profile image


    7 years ago from Syracuse, New York

    Nice hub. I had no idea cucumbers were so versatile. I'm going to try it out next time I wipe my kitchen counters down.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @ D TRoth - HAHA that is so funny.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    And may God bless you in whatever you do.

  • DTroth profile image

    Diana Owens 

    7 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

    Hi Manthy,

    I had no idea you could do so much with cucumbers! Holy cow! ...or should I say, "Holy cucumber!" (:

    The only one I had heard about was the puffy eye thing...though I've never tried it personally, but I SHOULD! (:

    I'm bookmarking this Hub for later reference. Thanks for all the great information about cukes, Manthy!

    May peace be in your heart and soul...always,


  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @anglowriter - they are excellent for hydration because they are loaded with electrolytes and vitamins, mine have done very well from the garden this year.

    Thanks for stopping by

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    They add texture to sandwiches and salads as well as being a good water soluble source to keep you hydrated.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @midnightbliss - Many people think cucumbers are a vegetable but they are a fruit.

    @A M Lehrer - Me too they make such a good snack.

    @masmasika - Thanks for the vote I will return the favor

    Have a gr8 Day everyone

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    This is a great hub with plenty of helpful tips. I printed it for future use. voted up

  • A M Lehrer profile image

    A M Lehrer 

    7 years ago from Southern United States

    I love cucumbers simply for the taste, so glad to see other benefits from it! Thanks!

  • midnightbliss profile image

    Haydee Anderson 

    7 years ago from Hermosa Beach

    i love cucumbers as a vegetable but never thought it has so many other uses. thanks for this very informative hub.

  • Angelladywriter profile image

    Claudette Coleman Carter 

    7 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

    Thanks for the good suggestions. Will definitely try some of them because I love cucumbers. Keep the great hubs coming.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks for all the comments - You are all SUPER

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    Great HUB manthy! I've also heard that papayas are a super fruit. I'm glad the fruits that are designated "super" are the ones that I like to eat anyway. :)

  • homesteadbound profile image

    Cindy Murdoch 

    7 years ago from Texas

    Great hub on cucumbers. I will have to try some of these things out for sure. When it comes to cucumbers, do you know how to stop the burps? If you slice them and sprinkle salt on them, and let them sit a while. Then rinse. This really helps!

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    I love cucumber and I loved this hub. Very useful, voted up.

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    Pretty cool!

  • Sunshine625 profile image

    Linda Bilyeu 

    7 years ago from Orlando, FL

    What a cool shout-out to the cucumber!! I love cukes!! Voted UP/Useful!!

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @Carrie - Thanks for stopping by the hub and letting y readers know that cucumbers are excellent for your eyes,scrubs and facepacks, I will return the favor soon.


  • carriethomson profile image


    7 years ago from United Kingdom

    cucumbers on the eyes is a regular ritual for me! love the cucumber scrubs and facepacks as well.. a great cucumber facial. thanx for the informative hub and so many other uses of cucumber


  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks you all for stopping by, I will return the favor soon - Manthy

  • SUSIE DUZY profile image


    7 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

    Thanks for this good news. I love cucumbers.

  • Terishere profile image


    7 years ago

    Manthy, this is a great hub! I didn't know about those uses with cucumbers!

    I'm going to put some of the info to use...



  • PETER LUMETTA profile image


    7 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

    Great HUB, a lot of really good info, Thanks, Peter


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)