Cooling Off With Cucumbers

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) share the genus Cucumis with cantaloupe, horned melons, winter melons, and bitter melons. All these fruits in turn belong to the family belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae, along with chayote, squash, and watermelon. Cucumbers originated in India from Cucumis hystrix. They have been cultivated for at least 3,000 years. Cucumbers are listed among the foods of ancient Ur (ca. 3800 BC-500 BC), […]