Cucumber

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by Fresh Produce
$1.29
Description

Sold individually.

Origin: Canada

About

Cucumbers belong to the same family as melons and squash, and are technically a fruit.

Cucumbers have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and also contain high amounts of a group of phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which have anti-cancer benefits. Their high moisture content makes them good for rehydrating the body.

Will keep for a few days in the refrigerator, even unused portions. Use cucumbers within a few days for best quality

Uses
  • cucumbers are most often used raw
  • wash before using, to ensure there is no wax left on the skin
  • peeling the skin is more of a preference, but it can be bitter so it’s best to try it first
  • slice cucumbers and add to salads or a crudité plate
  • marinate Cucumbers in oil, vinegar and spices
  • pairs well with mint and dill
  • shred Cucumber into cheese cloth and squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible; mix with yogurt and dill for tatziki sauce
  • slice lengthwise and dice to add to quinoa or bulgur wheat salad. t
  • the nutritional value of Cucumbers is best obtained when they are added to fresh smoothies or juices