Cucumber - Continental

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Product Of Australia

  • Long and slender.
  • Ridged skin with a hook at the stem end.
  • Dark green skin.

Health Benefits

100g of Cucumber (with Peel) yields the following:

  • Calories – 15
  • Total Carbs – 1% of DV
  • Protein – 0.65g
  • Dietary Fibre – 2% of DV
  • Vitamin A – 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 5% of DV
  • Calcium – 2% of DV
  • Iron – 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

When buying cucumbers choose those that are firm, fresh and with good green colour (with the exception of apple and white varieties). The shade of the colour is important. A deep green colour assures the buyer that the cucumbers have recently come from the vine, whilst a dull green or yellow colour indicates age. The stem end of the cucumber should be firm, thus indicating its freshness. Poor quality is obvious when the skin has a decided give when pressure is lightly applied.

Wash, slice and eat raw with skin on. Use in salads, as an accompaniment to Indian curries. Use as hors-d’oeuvres sliced ½cm thick and topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon.