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WA Grown Food Kit For Cucumbers

Whether serving them sliced fresh for your salad bar, putting them up as pickles, or including them in an entree, this warm-weather crop has a moist cooling taste, lending merit to the phrase "cool as a cucumber".  "Cool as a cucumber" isn't just a catchy phrase. The inner temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air. No wonder these are such a summertime favorite!

For more fun facts and nutrition information, check out the Nutrition Facts page, with information gathered from heartofwashington.com and fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.

 


School Recipes

  • Cucumber Salad
  • Black Bean & Corn Salsa
  • Veggie Wrap with Cucumbers
  • Salad Noodle Wraps
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Child Care Recipes

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Nutrition Facts

There are several varieties of cucumber; the most popular are English, Persian, and Pickling cucumbers. Persian cucumbers are also known as regular cucumbers with soft, edible seeds. The skin is often waxed to seal in moisture. English cucumbers are sometimes known as gourmet cucumbers, "burpless", or seedless cucumbers. This variety has seeds that are very small but do not need to be removed. Longer and thinner than regular cucumbers, this variety is usually shrink-wrapped to seal in moisture because they are not waxed.

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