You may know cucumbers as longish green vegetables, but did you know that cucumbers can also be white yellow or even orange? That’s right, cucumbers come in a variety of shapes, sizes textures, and colors. The Dosakai, for example, is a round yellow cucumber that can be found in Asia. Cucumbers have a water percentage of 97 %, making it the most ‘wet’ vegetable out there. The appropriately named watermelon gets the second place with 96 %. Cucumbers are super rich in vitamins. By eating a cucumber, you will Vitamins B, C, Folic Acid, iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc.
The phrase “cool as a cucumber” comes from the vegetables ability to cool the blood temperature. Pickles are cucumbers which have been placed in a solution made of salt, vinegar and water.
Do you know those “cats afraid of cucumber videos”? Well, not all cats react that way. In fact, some of the fluffy felines actually enjoy the taste. But if you place a cucumber near a distracted cat, it will most likely associate the vegetable with a snake and react with a flight response.