Cucumbers

Taste: Cucumbers have a refreshing crunch and a slightly bitter taste. The seeds add a bit of sweetness to this watery vegetable.

Nutritional Info:

  • Source of vitamin K, pantothenic acid, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin, and vitamin B1
  • Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in brain health
  • Placing a cucumber slice on the roof of your mouth may help to rid your mouth of odor-causing bacteria

When to Find Cucumbers: We get our pickling cucumbers around mid-July. This variety is smaller and less watery. 

Best Uses for Cucumbers: Cucumbers are great in salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more! It's mild taste makes it incredibly versatile. And of course, cucumbers are great for pickling!

How to Store Cucumbers: Cucumbers are a bit difficult to keep and should be eaten as soon as possible to avoid them getting soft. Store them in the fridge for a few days max, although there are some who swear that keeping cukes at room temperature makes them last longer!

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