Sunday, June 9, 2013
How to Buy Cucumbers
Although cucumbers are produced at various times in many States - and imported during the colder months - the supply is plentiful in the summer months.
When buying look for cucumbers with good green color which are firm over their entire length. They should be well-shaped and well-developed, but should not be too large in diameter. Good cucumbers typically have many small lumps on their surfaces. They may also have some white or greenish-white color and still be of top quality.
Avoid overgrown cucumbers which are large in diameter and have a dull color, turning yellowish. Also avoid cucumbers with withered or shriveled ends which is a sign of toughness and bitter flavor.