Due to their high water content and subtle flavor cucumbers are usually eaten raw. When cutting a cucumber start at the pointed flower end to prevent a bitter taste. Cut or uncut, cucumbers should always be stored in plastic bags in the fridge.
Storage Tip: An uncut cuke lasts up to a week, but once cut they deteriorate quickly. Keep cukes away from the really cold spots in the fridge as this will make them mushy.
Preparation Tip: For more attractive cucumber slices by scraping the skin with a fork to make lines, or deseed by cutting cukes length wise and scooping out the seeds with the tip of a spoon.
Culinary Compatibility: Dill, tarragon, coriander, basil, chives, cayenne pepper, cumin, caraway, almonds, pine nuts sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, yogurt, garlic and green onions
Health Information: 1 cup of peeled cucumber contains only 14 calories. They are a source of magnesium, potassium, vitamins C, B6 and folate