Cucumber

(Common or Seedless; Pickling)

Nutritional Information
High water content aids in hydration.

What To Look For
Slender cucumbers are younger and have tender skins. The skin should be dark green; avoid cucumbers that are dull and yellow. Cucumbers should be firm.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Will keep 5 days or more if refrigerated. Rinse; peel if waxed.

Best Uses
Best used raw in salads, sandwiches, soups, and dips. Goes well with chives, dill, mint, red onion, salt and vinegar.

Recipe
Poached Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce
Cucumber, Mango and Red Onion Salad
Raita




Summer Fruits and Vegetables
Other Vegetables


Arugula
Avocados
Beans, Green
Beans
Beets
Collards
Corn
Cucumber

Eggplant
Garlic
Kohlrabi
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Peas, Sugar, Snap
Peppers

Potatoes
Shallots
Squash, Summer
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Zucchini
see also:  Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
Spring Vegetable Guide | Spring Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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