Cucumbers

"Cool as a cucumber" is more than just a memorable catch phrase. Thanks to their high water content, cucumbers are exceedingly cool and moist. In fact, the interior temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air. The high water content is also responsible for the vegetable’s mild flavor and refreshing, watery texture. Slicing cucumbers are generally long and smooth with thick, dark green skin. Slicing varieties like the garden cucumber or English cucumber are most often eaten raw in salads, sandwiches, sushi and even drinks, but they can be lightly cooked ..

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