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CUCUMBER

The phrase “Cool as a Cucumber” is thought to come from the observation that even in very hot weather the inside of a cucumber can be 20 degrees cooler than the outside air! The peel and seeds of the cucumber are the most nutrient-dense parts of the plant as they contain the majority of the crop’s fiber and antioxidant (beta-carotene), which helps with immunity, skin and eye health, and the prevention of cancer. Cucumbers are also very hydrating—they are 95% water.

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Florida is the key growing state for Cucumbers in the U.S.