Fun Facts Friday

Botanically speaking, cucumbers are a fruit, but they are used as a vegetable. Similar to tomatoes.

Michigan ranks 1st in the nation for production of pickling cucumbers and 4th in the nation for fresh cucumbers.

The term “cool as a cucumber” is actually derived from the cucumber’s ability to cool the temperature of the blood.

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.