When you open a new jar of pickles, have you ever thought about how they got there?
A cucumber takes quite the journey before it ends up as a pickle! Here’s an inside look at the daily activities of our cucumber operation right from growing in the field to harvesting, sorting out the nubs, and shipping off to the processor.
You can see by the pictures that this is a BIG job that require’s a lot of people-power! Every summer we employ roughly 225 local students to tackle this task. If you are 14 years or older looking for a summer job, makes sure to complete an application; we’d love to have you join our family!
Did you know?
- Cucumbers are made up of about 96% water.
- Cucumbers are chuck-full of nutrients and antioxidants. They contain Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zink, Potassium and Phosphorus.
- The waxy coating of a cucumber can actually remove ink. Rubbing the skin over the writing will slowly remove it.
- Cucumbers can cure bad breath. Press a slice to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds with your tongue, this allows the phytochemicals to kill the problematic bacteria.
- The phrase “As cool as a cucumber” came about because there can be a 20 degree difference between the inside of a cucumber and the actual temperature outside.