Cucumber Facts - Interesting Facts about Cucumbers
Cucumber is one of the earliest domesticated vegetables. It was adopted around 4 thousand years ago and was used not only for eating but also in medicine.
Cucumber is the 4th most cultivated vegetable in the world.
Cucumbers have ability to very easily remove the feeling of hunger from our minds.
In 1st millennia BC, cucumber traveled from India to Middle East, North Africa and eventually to Ancient Rome and Greece where they were embraced with open hands.
In ancient Roman times, cucumber was used to cure over 40 various remedies and was used heavily as a supernatural ingredient for many spells, wards and religious ceremonies.
Emperor Tiberius demanded that his table always be filled with cucumbers, no matter if it’s summer or winter.
Many medieval European countries ignored cucumbers for more than thousand years after the fall of Roman Empire. This vegetable managed to spread across Europe only after the arrival of Renaissance, and in some cases in 17th and 18th century.
Water represents 95.2% of cucumber’s mass.
Cucumbers contain many vitamins, minerals, Carbohydrates, and trace metal elements that are integral to our metabolism. It has Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc!
The largest producer of cucumbers in the United States is Florida.
If you want to energize yourself but you don’t want to feel sugar rush without harmful effects (sudden changes in brain chemistry, withdrawal tiredness), just eat a cucumber. Its energy potential that is contained in B Vitamins and Carbohydrates can give you enough energy to last hours.
Cucumbers have very low calorie value, only 16 kcal per 100 grams.
Cucumber juice can be very useful in ordinary household situations. Your bathroom mirror is steaming up? Just rub the slice of cucumber on it! You need a quick way to polish shoes? Rub it with cucumber and it will remain shiny even in wet weather! Your squeaky metal hinges annoy you? Cucumber oil will make them instantly silent. You can even use outer skin of the cucumber as an eraser for ordinary pencils, or to remove crayon marks from walls.
Cucumbers are easy to grow, but any stresses during that process (lack of water, poor soil, sudden cold) can render their fruits bitter.
There is no better and more natural way to keep your skin young and healthy than with cucumber. It can revitalize top and inner layers of your skin, tighten pores, clear wrinkles and eliminate dark circles under your eyes. It can also tighten your skin and make your cellulite look much smaller.
Cucumbers have many types, shapes, textures and colors, including orange, yellow, green and white.
One half cup of sliced cucumbers has only 8 calories and contains 10% of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin K.
The most popular varieties of cucumber are English, Persian, and Pickling.
Green colored cucumbers have a lot of chlorophyll in them.
Cucumbers have a great ability to stabilize our metabolism and cure any large instability that may cause us discomfort. This is best known for people who are suffering from hangovers. By eating several cucumbers after partying and drinking, our body will have a chance to stabilize your body and remove painful morning headaches.