Monday, July 11, 2011

Produce 101 - Cucumbers

Produce 101 - Cucumbers

Picking the best
When selecting cucumbers look for firm, heavy and dark green color skin. The color of the cucumber is very important, as the older ones will turn yellow or dull green. Baby cucumbers and green house cucumbers (English cucumber) will have fewer seeds and milder in flavor.

Cucumbers can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator unwashed. Sliced or cut cucumbers should be stored in a sealed container refrigerated and used within a day or two.


h. mcnaron said...

I have seen a lot of recipes that call for removing the seeds in cucumbers, but are they really bad for you? They don't really bother me too much. And the fancy "english" cucumbers hardly have any at all.

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