Cucumbers

Seasonality:

  • Cucumber are available year-round with peak season being May through July.

Health Benefits of Cucumbers:

  • Cucumbers are 96% water, helping to keep you hydrated.
  • Cucumbers contain potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.
  • A good source of Vitamin K, a vitamin essential for bone health.

How to Select Cucumbers:

  • Choose firm, dark green cucumbers with no wrinkles or spongy spots.
  • Avoid wilted, soft of damaged cucumbers.

How to Store Cucumbers:

  • Store cucumbers in a plastic bag on a shelf toward the front of the refrigerator up to 3-5 days.

How to Prepare Cucumbers:

  • Rinse cucumbers under cold water before cutting.             
  • Waxed cucumbers need to peeled, but you can leave the peel on unwaxed cucumbers (it’s full of Vitamin A!)

Fun Facts About Cucumbers:

  • The English cucumber is the largest cucumber that can grow over 2 feet long
  • Do you have a problem with your bathroom mirror fogging up after your morning shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror. It will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

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