Cucumbers are the fourth most widely cultivated vegetable in the world. They are enjoyed by many cultures and incorporated into many cuisines. Cucumbers provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. Try adding cucumbers to your next tossed salad or party platter.
Cucumbers should be firm and rounded at their edges. Color should be a bright medium to dark green. Avoid cucumbers that have yellow discoloration, puffiness, sunken areas, or wrinkled tips.
Care & Handling
For maximum quality, your cucumber should be consumed within one or two days. Store your cucumbers in a plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper to help minimize dehydration and prolong shelf life. Always wash your cucumbers with fresh water before preparing.
The skins and seeds of cucumbers are both rich in nutrients. For this reason, consumption of both skins and seeds is desirable from a nutritional standpoint.