Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family,
Cucumber has plenty of vitamin C, vitamin K (mostly in the peel), and potassium.
Cucumber is delicious raw. After washing, slice and eat fresh with skin-on for a healthy snack, or peel and eat on its own, in a salad, or with a dip.
Farmers that grow Japanese Cucumber
- Use half-inch thick cucumber slices as petite serving “dishes” for chopped vegetable salads.
- For refreshing cold gazpacho soup that takes five minutes or less to make, simply purée cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers and onions, then add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add diced cucumber to tuna fish or chicken salad recipes.
- Easy Refrigerator Pickles