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Cucumbers

Buying

Look for cucumbers that are firm and green. Smaller cucumbers have less developed seeds, which makes them tastier.

Storing

Keep cucumbers in the fridge. If they come in plastic film, leave them packaged until use.

Using up

There’s no need to peel a cucumber. As for a lot of vegetables, most nutrients and vitamins are in the skin. Cucumber can be blended into soup – to eat warm or cold.

Freezing

Cucumber does not freeze well due to its high water content.

Good to know!

While there is a lot of debate about the use of plastics, cucumbers benefit from being packaged in plastic film. Wrapped cucumbers last about 3 times longer that unwrapped ones.

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