Healthy living

Cucumber

Varieties of cucumber
L to R: common cucumber, continental cucumber, Lebanese cucumber

Varieties

  • Common: with soft, edible seeds.
  • Continental/burpless/seedless: longer and thinner and shrink-wrapped to seal in moisture.
  • Lebanese: measuring 10-15 cm in length with smooth dark green skin.

Selection

Choose firm, fresh, dark green cucumbers.

Storage

In refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.

Uses

Salads and dips.

Serving suggestion

Slice continental or Lebanese cucumber and layer with sliced ripe tomatoes and sliced red onion. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs and freshly ground black pepper.


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