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Cucumbers

Nutrition Benefits

Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and wounds and helps the immune system.

Low in calories: helps prevent weight gain.

Selection

Choose cucumbers that are firm, smaller in size, and have a dark green color. Avoid cucumbers that have soft or yellow spots on them.

Storing

Store cucumbers in the refrigerator and use within 1 week.

Cleaning

When ready to use, rinse cucumbers under cool running water. Trim off and discard the ends.

Preparing

Add thinly sliced cucumbers to sandwiches and wraps.

Add sliced cucumbers to a lettuce salad.

Cook and cool pasta. Then add chopped cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, and reduced-fat salad dressing for a delicious pasta salad.

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