|Cucumbers growing on vines|
|Photograph of a single cucumber fruit|
To a botanist, cucumbers are biologically fruits even if they are commonly thought of as vegetables: that is their value as a food. They can be cooked, eaten raw, or pickled. Some people hollow out the cucumber and fill it with other food, like tomatoes or feta cheese. 
- "Cucumber Boats Recipe". www.food.com. Retrieved 2022-03-18.