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Harvest of the Month

July - Cucumbers

A member of the Cucurbit family, cucumbers are related to squash (winter and summer) as well as melons and gourds. The cucumber was first cultivated in India over 3,000 years ago. The Greeks and Romans spread the cucumber to Europe. It first arrived in North America in the 16th century. Nowadays, China produces the most cucumbers.  

Fun Facts
  • Cucumbers are 95% water! 
  • Cucumbers are one of the oldest cultivated  vegetables, originally from south Asia.
  • There can be a 20 degree difference between the inside of a cucumber and its outside skin, which might be where the phrase “cool as a cucumber” comes from! 

  • Cucumbers are very hydrating vegetables that help replenish the fluids and minerals lost in our perspiration.
  • They also contain Vitamin E, which is great for our skin. Try rubbing a slice on your face to experience their refreshing benefits!
  • Cucumbers also have a high water and high fiber content which aids in digestion. 

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