The Refreshing Snack
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Cucumbers signal the end of summer, but their cool,
refreshing taste and texture are just perfect for those
early fall days when nothing tastes better than salad
or cold sandwich. If you think of cucumbers as plain,
then you’ve yet to explore the full possibilities
of this vegetable. The crisp bite of a cucumber enhances
so many delectable ethnic dishes that there’s
nothing plain or simple about it—cukes are a
perfect way to cool down spicy foods. And if fresh
cucumbers aren’t around, try them pickled. Tangy
dilled cukes are an all-American taste sensation.
Cucumbers are fat- and cholesterol-free, and low in
calories. They also contain phytochemicals that are
thought to reduce the incidence of cancer.
- The cucumber is believed to be a native
plant of India, and was brought to North America
in the 16th century.
- China grows the most cucumbers
in the world.
- Cucumbers are 96% water by weight.
Good quality cucumbers should be firm, well-shaped,
and have an even, dark-green color and uniform size.
Avoid cucumbers that are shriveled, yellow in color,
or have soft spots.
The Fresh1 cucumbers are seedless and come from Spain.
Wrap unused cucumber tightly in plastic wrap and
store in the refrigerator to keep fresh.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy