Random Cucumber Facts

Cucumbers where first grown in India 8,000 years ago.

Cucumbers are in the gourd family, and thus related to squashes, pumpkins, and melons.

Cucumbers are about 95% water, and thus have little nutrition and caloric value.

Florida produces more cucumbers than any other state.

Most cucumbers sold in supermarkets have a thin layer of wax applied to add shine and appeal to the eye. Natural cucumbers have a dull green color and no shine.

The Roman emperor Tiberius grew cucumbers in carts that his servants moved around to catch the sun.

Any stresses to the cucumber plant (lack of water, poor soil) can cause cucumbers to become bitter.

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