Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant used around the world as one of the most versatile and common household vegetables. There are numerous varieties many of which have been cultivated in the North America and many of which are brought here from other parts of the world in the past.
As much as 80 million tons of cucumbers are produced each year, most of it in China. The plant was brought to what is now the US by the first explorers in the 15th century and it’s grown in abundance ever since.
- The phrase cool as a cucumber comes from the fact that cucumbers can cool bodily temperature.
- Boiled cucumbers create a calming aroma
- It’s made out of 95 percent water