Whether on a salad or as a snack, cucumbers make for a healthy and delicious addition to your diet.
But have you ever wondered how much a cucumber actually weighs? Read on for everything you need to know about this fresh-tasting salad favorite.
So what is the weight of a cucumber?
On average, a medium-sized cucumber measuring 6-7 inches in length will weigh around 7.1 oz (201 grams).
Large cucumbers can weigh up to 9.9 oz (280 grams) and reach up to 8.5 inches, or more, in length.
The world’s heaviest cucumber was grown in the UK by David Thomas and weighed a whopping 23 lb 7 oz (12.kg)!
Cucumbers originated in India over 3,000 years ago and were introduced to Europe by the Greeks or Romans.
Today, more than 80 million tonnes of cucumbers are grown each year, with China accounting for around three quarters of that figure.
This fruit, which it is scientifically known as, is also a great source of Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, along with a variety of other vitamins and elements including Iron, Calcium and Magnesium.
Cucumbers are made up of around 95% water, which is one reason they stay so cool in hot weather.
Aside from being a salad staple, cucumbers can be used for everything from treating eye puffiness to keeping away slugs in your yard.
~ Fun Fact ~
The saying “cool as a cucumber” comes from the fact that the inside of a cucumber remains around 11 degrees cooler than outside temperatures, mainly because of its high water content.