Anthropologists believe that the ancient Mesopotamians pickled cucumbers as early as 2400 B.C. Cucumbers, native to India, were first brought to the Tigris Valley in 2030 B.C.Know More
Cucumbers are mentioned twice in the Bible and were first used more than 3,000 years ago in western Asia, Egypt and Greece. Ancient documents reported Cleopatra used a diet of pickles as part of her beauty regimen, according to the New York Food Museum.
Since the Middle Ages, pickles were a common snack in England. Pickles were brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus, who grew cucumbers for pickling. The Dutch developed the pickle as a gourmet delicacy. In the 17th century, cucumbers were grown in Brooklyn, NY and sold to dealers in New York City, who would cure them and sell them.Learn more about Food Facts
Flour is believed to have been produced for the first time during the Mesolithic or Neolithic Eras in the Middle East. The earliest forms of flour were made by grinding grass or wheat seeds between two stones.Full Answer >
Unless it is a cucumber of the lemon variety, a cucumber turns yellow if it is over-ripe and past the point of edibility. The best time to harvest cucumbers is when they are medium bright to dark green in color, according to Gardening Know How.Full Answer >
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