Health Benefits

Did you know that about 96% of a cucumber is water? This makes them a great food to support hydration! Cucumbers are rich in Vitamin K, which supports bone health. They are also a great source of dietary fiber which supports digestive

Cooking Methods

Cucumbers are commonly enjoyed raw. They are extremely versatile, and can be cut, pureed, peeled, and used in many different ways. Cooked cucumbers are less common to find, but there are many ways you can cook a cucumber! Below
are some examples.

Stovetop: Cut the cucumber into circular slices and toss the slices with some oil. Fry the slices in a pan over medium heat.

Baked: Slice the cucumber lengthwise, so you have two long halves with the seeds exposed. Using a spoon, scoop the seeds out, then cut the strips into thinner slices. Sprinkle the strips with a teaspoon of salt, rinse, then bake in the oven
at 375°F for one hour.


Try one of these seasoning ideas, or mix & match and come up with something new!

Cucumbers are typically used to complement dishes, rather than be eaten on their own. Because of this, they usually take on the seasoning or flavor of whatever dish they are a part of. However, crunchy cucumbers by themselves are a great snack!

Cucumbers are great dipped in hummus, ranch, or other dips and dressings! Or, try cucumber slices sprinkled with Tajín seasoning for a tangy take on snacking!

Cooked cucumbers can be eaten with many seasonings! Try onion or garlic powder, paprika, or simple salt & black pepper. Try some cayenne pepper for a kick!

Storage & Preservation

Cucumbers are best when eaten fresh. Uncut cucumbers can be stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, for up to 7 days.

Whole or sliced cucumbers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, but are freshest if used within 5 days.

To freeze cucumbers, first slice them. Freeze them in a single layer to prevent them from freezing into a big clump, then transfer them into a bag or container and return to the freezer.

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