The Tortoise Club

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Cucumis sativus

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Cucumbers are botanically considered a fruit because they contain seeds and grow from a flower. However, they are culinarily considered a vegetable because of their low sugar content. Cucumbers are safe to feed in moderation as they help with hydration. Feeding too much can cause a dependency, or “picky eater,” as well as diarrhea. They provide little other nutritional value and should be limited to 2-4x per month.