Cukes are fruits and belong to the same family as melons and gourds. They grow on vines. Because of their silica content, cucumbers are good for the skin. Cucumbers help to fight fluid retention.
Choose cucumbers that are firm and healthy looking. Lady Moon Farms cucumbers are not waxed or wrapped, they have a deep green color.
Store in a tightly sealed plastic bag for up to one week. Cukes are best eaten within 3 or 4 days.
Slice and eat raw on salads. Alternately, julienne and place on salad for greater variety.
An average cucumber contains only 45 calories. They are high in vitamins C and K as well as potassium, magnesium and manganese.