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Discussion in 'Food And Diet' started by Yellowchickenparrot, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    I was reading a online article last night and not believing anything I read online I just wanted to check on one bit that I wasn't sure was true. Does cucumber have high calcium levels?
  2. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Never heard that one, maybe it does.
  3. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    Errr I need to know now as I thought cucumber was just a bit watery and not very nutritious
  4. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    possible information on this sight, I think @DizzyBlue @TomsMum or @plumsmum may be able to find the answer, I give my flock cucumber regally I am trying to think of the food experts amongst us all
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  5. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    It has one of the lowest levels of calcium at just a meagre 1% less than celery even flipping lettuce has more in it than cucumber!
    Best source of calcium is raw spinach at 12% or indeed borage raw hits a massive 20% when cooked.
    @Yellowchickenparrot going to email you a spread sheet I started a few years ago ….. it's huge in excel format with multiple tabs at the bottom that divides things into fruit veggies grains beans and miscellaneous items. Has a full break down of every nutritional item in each of them and if your trying to target a specific thing like a mineral or vitamin just scroll side ways to find what it is …. items coloured pale green are the ones with the highest of that particular vit/mineral/trace element any thing flagged in red means that that particular item is NOT present like … hmmm eg no vitamin a, E or K in cooked bamboo shoots the spread sheet also has the percentage of different fats within each item.
  6. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    I thought it was rubbish, just goes to show some articles can contain false info. Owww yes please send me the info sheet dizzy