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
- 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