Real Life, Good Food



The cool summer vegetable


How to select

Choose firm, well shaped cucumbers with dark green color, heavy for size.

How to store

Refrigerate cucumbers in plastic bag up to 1 week.

Peak season


Peak season: summer








Ways to use

  • Eat them raw as a snack, on a salad, in a soup, cooked, baked, or put them into dips.
  • Mix in thin slices of peeled, seeded cucumber for a cool, smooth addition to coleslaw.
  • Add some crunch to your lunch by stuffing them into a pita, tortilla, or sandwich.
  • Include cucumbers in your favorite pasta salad for a cool meal on a warm day.

Did you know...

  • Ever wonder where the saying “cool as a cucumber” comes from? The inside of a cucumber is approximately 20° F cooler than the outside.
  • Cucumbers are members of the gourd family, along with melons, pumpkins and squash.
  • The biggest cucumber on record was 67 inches long and weighed 154 pounds.


How to cut a cucumber

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