Cucumber
Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia

Cucumbers originated in India and were brought to the Americas during European colonization. Cucumbers are used for various purposes around the world. The Chinese cut the overripe fruits into soups. Indian cuisine employs cucumbers in its yogurt-based condiments. In Japan, they use them for soup. In Korea they use them for stir-fry. Asian cucumbers have textured skin and a smaller seed cavity. The juice and fruit are used in many skin care and beauty products.

Recipe
Classic Dill Pickles