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Cucumber is a fruit that belongs to the same family as zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, and other types of summer squash. They’re hydrating and cooling and good in so many ways. Cucumbers are particularly enjoyed during the summer months given their high water content. They also contain important nutrients that are essential for the human body. Cucumber flesh is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid, while the hard outer skin is rich in fiber and a range of minerals including magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium.
Store cucumbers dry in the refrigerator for up to a week. We keep them in plastic zipper bags and they last even longer. If you find yourself with too many, make pickles!
Cucumbers are an easy snack, sliced and sprinkled with a touch of salt. But they’re also great made into a salad with smashed ginger and garlic, added to couscous or chilled soups, or made into a tzatziki dip. Cucumbers also make great pickles, green juice, gazpacho, carpaccio and cocktails.
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