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These needle-like structures protect the skin of cucumbers. If you’re wondering why you’ve never seen these on your cucumbers before, it’s because they are likely (very easily) removed before being distributed. We grow a lot of cucumbers in the Summer, so I speak from experience when I say that these little things can be a pain. 
Image: Robert Rock/Smithsonian

These needle-like structures protect the skin of cucumbers. If you’re wondering why you’ve never seen these on your cucumbers before, it’s because they are likely (very easily) removed before being distributed. We grow a lot of cucumbers in the Summer, so I speak from experience when I say that these little things can be a pain. 

Image: Robert Rock/Smithsonian