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.
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