The beloved and versatile cucumber is the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world, and is known to have some surprising health benefits.
But is cucumber a vegetable or a fruit? Cucumber is essentially a plant that goes by the name of cucumis sativus, and this plant happens to grow green juicy fruits. These fruits are often used as culinary vegetables, even though technically they are fruits.
The cucumber plant originates from South Asia but is now grown all around the world. And for good reason, because this fruit is not only delicious, but also very nutritious.