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How do you keep cucumbers fresh?

You can store your whole cucumbers for up to two weeks or cut cucumbers for several days. For Long English Cucumbers, make sure to keep the plastic film that retains moisture so they don’t dry out. For smaller cucumbers, keep them in their packaging.

What are the health benefits of cucumbers?

Cucumbers contain 95% of water – great for keeping you hydrated all day. They are a good source of fiber that is also sodium and fat-free, which makes cucumbers good for cardiovascular health.

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What are the benefits of eating the skins on cucumbers?

Eating the skin of your cucumber will add more nutrient value and health benefits. The dark color of the skin indicates the presence of antioxidants and fiber. In fact, the skin is considered the most nutrient-dense part of the cucumber!

How do you clean cucumbers?

Make sure you rinse your cucumber and wipe it dry with a towel. Whether you are planning on eating the skin or not you should always rinse your cucumbers before eating them!


How many calories are in cucumbers?

Pure FlavorCucumbers are very low in calories. Long English Cucumbers and Mini Cucumbers contain 15 calories (per 123g and 107g servings, respectively), Poco Bites® Cocktail Cucumbers contain 20 calories (per 169g serving) and Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers contain 35 calories (per 169g serving).

What goes well with fresh cucumbers?

Cucumbers are refreshing and crunchy and go well with many different flavors and cuisine styles. Ingredients like mint, oregano, cream cheese, tomatoes, and lemon go well with crunchy cucumbers!

What vitamins and minerals are in cucumbers?

Pure FlavorCucumbers contain potassium and iron, which are important in maintaining a healthy count of red blood cells. They are a healthy source of Vitamin K, an essential nutrient needed for building strong bones and preventing fractures!

Cucumbers also contain important nutrients that play a part in hydration, like electrolytes, magnesium, and potassium.

What varieties of cucumbers does Pure Flavor® grow?

Cucumbers come in all sizes for every occasion. Pure Flavor® grows Long English Cucumbers, Mini Cucumbers, Poco Bites® Cocktail Cucumbers, and Uno Bites Nano Cucumbers. Plus, USDA Certified Organic Cucumbers too!

 What is the best season for enjoying fresh cucumbers?

You can enjoy your favorite cucumbers in any season of the year. Pure Flavor® controls the entire growing process and make sure you have access to fresh, flavor and high-quality cucumbers all year-round!

Are cucumbers good for losing weight?

Pure FlavorCucumbers contain more than 95% water and are low in calories, making them a great snacking option if you’re trying to lose weight. Including more greenhouse grown cucumbers in your diet is an easy way to maintain a healthy weight!

Where do cucumbers come from?

Cucumbers first appeared in ancient India and then spread to China, Europe, Greece, and Italy. Cucumbers are now one of America’s top five garden vegetables!

What is the best way to eat fresh cucumbers?

There are so many ways you can enjoy fresh cucumbers. They are a tasty and refreshing snack all on their own or when paired with your favorite dip! You can also add them into many different breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes: slice or dice them for appetizers, salads, drinks, sushi, or even cold soups.

How long does it take to grow cucumbers?

Cucumbers grow very quickly! In general, cucumber plants take 35-40 days to fully grow from planting to picking. Cucumbers typically grow up to 14 meters (40+ feet) tall!

Are cucumbers good for skin?

Pure FlavorEating cucumbers is a great way to hydrate your skin. Cucumbers contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients that improve skin health. Placing fresh cucumber slices directly on your skin can reduce inflammation within a few minutes!

How do you grow cucumbers in winter?

Thanks to innovative greenhouse technology such as irrigation, climate and light, high-quality cucumbers can grow in every season. 


How do you choose the freshest cucumbers?

Cucumbers are freshest and ready for eating when they are firm, smooth, and have a consistent vibrant green color.

What can I make with cucumbers?

There are endless options when it comes to using cucumbers in your home’s menu. You can just slice or dice for appetizers, salads, dips, drinks, sushi, or cold soups. They require very little preparation – just a quick rinse – and they’re ready to enjoy. 

Do cucumbers give you energy?

Pure FlavorCucumbers contain a lot of water and plenty of light carbohydrates to give you that long-lasting boost of energy you need throughout the day. Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers are the perfect post-workout snack for eating by the handful!

What are the best snacking cucumbers?

How can anyone pick just one? There are three different snacking cucumbers options for you: Mini Cucumbers, a quick and crunchy snack you can enjoy with cheese & crackers, Poco Bites® Cocktail Cucumbers, perfect for dipping, and the smallest ones of all: Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers. Try them all to find your favorites!

Are cucumbers good for stress?

Cucumbers help control stress levels. They contain multiple Vitamin B, which is known to help ease the most common effects of anxiety and stress!

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