We LOVE Cucumbers and we think you will too! We’re here to share our love of this super delicious, hydrating, and healthy vegetable with you. From the size, shape, and color, to how they grow and what they pair well with, we want you to be Cucumber wizards just like us.
Delicious and nutritious, there are many important reasons why cucumbers should be a part of your daily diet! Every Pure Flavor® cucumber is packed full of important vitamins & nutrients to help you up your snacking game and live a healthy lifestyle. Here are our Top 10 Reasons to make sure you eat your greens!
Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
Cucumbers can help to fight diabetes, maintain heart health, improve digestion, manage blood sugar levels and blood pressure, as well as protecting our kidneys.
High in Fiber
Cucumbers are high in fiber which helps to maintain good gut health.
Cucumbers are a good source of Vitamin K which helps build strong bones.
Great in Recipes
Cucumbers are great to use in recipes because it’s neutral flavor pairs well with herbs, spices, meats, cheese and fruits.
Cucumbers grow quick and tall! It takes just 30-35 days from planting in the greenhouse to harvesting!
The term “cool as a cucumber” comes from the cucumber’s ability to cool the temperature of the blood. There can be a 20 degree difference between the inside of a cucumber and the outside.
Snacking on cucumbers can help curb hunger as well as keep you hydrated! 95% of a cucumber is made up of water.
Cucumbers also contain electrolytes to help replenish what our body loses throughout the day and keep us energized.
Cucumbers can be used to help reduce stress just from the smell – that is why you often see them used in spa settings.
Pure Flavor® Adopt-A-Schools are
Cool As Cucumbers!
Sometimes the simplest way to connect with kids is by providing awesome snacks! We believe in helping tomorrow’s leaders get a head-start on healthy, active lifestyles – that’s why we created our Adopt-A-School Program and that’s our top reason for launching Cool As Cucumbers!
Armed with educational resources, activity sheets, kid-friendly recipes and of course some great prizes, students will discover all there is to know about one of their favorite vegetables from March 20th – April 21st.
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The Big CRUNCH!
Our Adopt-A-School Partners started the Cool As Cucumbers Campaign with a BIG CRUNCH Kick-Off! They are super excited to learn how Cucumbers help fuel healthy lives.View GalleryPlacemat
The Evolution of Snacking
From Long English Cucumbers to Mini Cucumbers, and Poco Bites® Cocktail Cucumbers to Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers, each of our Cucumber varieties are super hydrating and add lots of flavor to your favorite recipes! Spiralized, sliced, diced, or eaten just as they are, we are sure you will find a Pure Flavor® Cucumber that is perfect for you.
Long English Cucumbers
Large & Juicy
Sliced thin on sandwiches, spiralized ribbons in salads
Medium and Mild
Chop up to complement fresh flavors in a Fattoush or garden salad
Poco Bites® Cocktail Cucumbers
Small & Crisp
Great flavor in a variety of appetizers or side dishes
Nano & Crunchy
Nano-sized for satisfying huge appetites by the handful
There’s a Cuke
Just for You!
Cucumbers of all shapes and sizes encompass everything fresh. There’s a different cucumber for every eating occasion! From breakfast, lunch, and dinner to all the snacks in between, we’ve got a cuke that’s perfect for you! Meet the Pure Flavor® lineup of Cucumbers. From their bright, crisp skin to their hydrating superpower, these green gems help fill our bellies & fuel our minds to Live Deliciously®!
One location we are deeply rooted in is Georgia. We wake up every morning to get to work growing the freshest greenhouse vegetables for your family and we can’t wait to show our pride in growing Cucumbers in Georgia. Grab a Cucumber, take a bite, and thank all the passionate people that help to provide greenhouse grown vegetables to you every day.
Greenhouse Grown: the Growing Process
We search the world testing hundreds of vegetable varieties to bring you the perfect flavors for every taste, preference and recipe.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
We use good bugs like Ladybugs to take care of the bad bugs in our greenhouses. This method eliminates spraying so you can enjoy produce the way it should be, all natural!
Sustainable Growing Practices
High-tech greenhouse climate control systems carefully regulate energy consumption to ensure plants are thriving in an optimal environment without energy waste.
Closed Loop Irrigation System
This system avoids waste by capturing any water the plant does not consume and reusing it to replace what is lost from evaporation.
Our plants are grown in coconut fibre and other recycled mediums. Selecting the right growing medium is critical to overall plant health and strength but also to sustainability.
Our investment in packing automation allows us to efficiently supply millions of Tomatoes and Cucumbers to the southeast year-round!
With the use of supplemental lighting we can grow year-round by providing the plants with the optimal amount of light.
We maintain favorable and consistent growing conditions through misting systems that keep humidity levels above 30% to encourage continuous plant growth.
Regulating sunlight entering the greenhouse and insulating with energy screens allows us to maintain a stable climate in the greenhouse.
Get Moving with Poco!
Fueling an Active Lifestyle with Cucumbers & Get Moving with Poco! Cucumbers are an important part of any healthy, active lifestyle and fueling your body and mind with nutrient-dense foods help you to Live Deliciously®. Cucumbers are full of vitamins, nutrients and are super hydrating. As you reach for Cucumber snacks all month long, keep your body moving at the same time with Poco’s Cool as Cucumbers daily movements. Try them every day to see how great your body feels.
Crazy for Cucumbers? Check out how our Adopt-A-School partners are Cool As Cucumbers. Plus, have fun with these family-friendly activities to print off and enjoy!
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DESIGN YOUR OWN BACKPACK
From snack time to meal time, we have pulled together some of our favorite Cucumber recipes for you to create. The options truly are endless when it comes to Cucumbers so try something new today! Download one of our convenient eBooks and get cooking!
We’re collaborating with people across the country to motive you with some fresh perspectives. Get inspired to create with cucumbers by reading these great blogs.