Mini Cucumbers Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
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Salads, sandwiches or on vegetable platters.
Good quality cucumbers are an even dark-green color and firm.
Avoid cucumbers that are soft, yellow or wrinkled - look on the ends for the first signs of poor quality.
Unwashed cucumbers should be placed in a perforated plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.
The cucumber is originally from India where it has been cultivated for over 3,000 years. There is a reference to people eating cucumbers in the ancient story of Gilgamesh.
From India, the cucumber spread to Greece, then Italy where became favored by the Romans, and it eventially appeared in China
Also called Star Fruit, good quality Carambola is firm and its skin will be yellow with no green tinges. Avoid fruit with brown, shriveled ribs. (...)
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