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CUCUMBER - FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

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Tips

  • How long do cucumbers last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep cucumbers refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cucumbers, store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of refrigerator; do not wash until ready to use.
  • Properly stored, cucumbers will usually keep well for 1 week in the fridge.
  • Do you need to wash cucumbers before eating them? Yes, cucumbers should be thoroughly washed in running water before eating.
  • How long do cucumbers last after they have been sliced or chopped? Chopped cucumbers will last for about 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cucumbers? Cucumbers do not freeze well and freezing is not recommended: cucumbers are high in moisture, which turns to ice when frozen, causing a mushy, wilted texture when thawed.
  • How to tell if cucumbers are bad or spoiled? Cucumbers that are spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any cucumbers that have an off smell or appearance.

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