Cucumbers

Did you know?

  • There can be a 20 degree difference between the inside of a cucumber and the actual temperature outside. This is thought to be where the phrase, “cool as a cucumber”, came from.
  • Cucumbers are mainly eaten in the unripe green form, since the ripe yellow form normally becomes bitter and sour.
  • Cucumbers can cure bad breath. A slice pressed to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds with your tongue allows the phytochemicals to kill the bad bacteria. There can be a 20 degree difference between the inside of a cucumber and the actual temperature outside. This is thought to be where the phrase, “cool as a cucumber”, came from.

Source: http://tonsoffacts.com/27-fun-interesting-facts-cucumbers/

Storage: Cucumbers tend to get soft and slimy if there is moisture around. Be sure to store them in the veggie drawer once they are completely dry. You can wrap them up in paper towels and place them in a bag, too!

RECIPES:

Creamy (vegan!) Cucumber Salad

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