Long English Cucumber

Long English Cucumber

NatureSweet has so much more than just our yummy ‘matoes! We also have a delicious selection of cucumbers, such as the lovely Long English Cucumbers you see here. Long English Cucumbers make the perfect crunchy addition to your salads, snack hacks, and meal planning. 

The beauty of Long English Cucumbers is that they’re low in calories because they are high in calorie-free water., This means, Long English Cucumbers are not only a healthy food option for discerning foodies, but their 96% water makeup means they’re also great for hydration to help meet your daily fluid needs. 

But the best thing about Long English Cucumbers is how versatile they are.

Looking for a healthy snack for your kiddos?
Try slicing some cukes up in fun shapes for a learning shapes game. 

Or have you ever heard of ants on a stick?
Cut your Long English Cucumbers into long slices; slather with peanut butter or no-nut butter, sprinkle some raisins or craisins and Voila! Ants on a stick! 

Want a quick and delicious fancy appetizer?

Cut the cucumbers into slices and top with hummus and half a cherry tomato for a colorful treat.

  • Single count Long English Cucumber

Nutrition Benefits

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One 11-ounce (300-gram) unpeeled, raw cucumber contains 2 grams of fiber, to keep your digestion and gut bacteria healthy. Eating enough fiber also helps reduce your risk of colon cancer.High in vitamin C, at 14% of your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). Vitamin C works as a powerful antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other health conditions.

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Excellent source of vitamin K, at 62% of your RDI, which is necessary for blood clotting, bone formation, and may help lower the risk of osteoporosis.

Nutrition Benefits

1

One 11-ounce (300-gram) unpeeled, raw cucumber contains 2 grams of fiber, to keep your digestion and gut bacteria healthy. Eating enough fiber also helps reduce your risk of colon cancer.High in vitamin C, at 14% of your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). Vitamin C works as a powerful antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other health conditions.

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Excellent source of vitamin K, at 62% of your RDI, which is necessary for blood clotting, bone formation, and may help lower the risk of osteoporosis.

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Selection:


Look for firm long English cucumbers, without blemishes or soft spots, which may indicate they have started to rot. They should be dark green without any yellow spots, which develop as the cucumber is getting overly ripe.

Storage:


Make sure your cucumbers are thoroughly dry before you store them. Did you know, excess water on the surface encourages spoiling? Once your long English Cucumbers are dry, wrap them in a clean dish towel or paper towel—this will help keep any condensation or humidity at bay until you are ready to enjoy them, which helps prevent sogginess, mold, and overall deterioration.

Preparation:


Cut at the stem end and expose only the amount you need. Cut off the chunk you would like to use and rewrap the exposed end and unused portion with your excess wrap. The unused portion should stay wrapped to help the cucumber keep longer.

Health Benefits:


Cucumbers contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids and tannins, which helps prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals. These antioxidants may also reduce the risk of chronic disease. Fun fact: Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients. Long English Cucumbers contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.

Selection:


Look for firm long English cucumbers, without blemishes or soft spots, which may indicate they have started to rot. They should be dark green without any yellow spots, which develop as the cucumber is getting overly ripe.

Storage:


Make sure your cucumbers are thoroughly dry before you store them. Did you know, excess water on the surface encourages spoiling? Once your long English Cucumbers are dry, wrap them in a clean dish towel or paper towel—this will help keep any condensation or humidity at bay until you are ready to enjoy them, which helps prevent sogginess, mold, and overall deterioration.

Preparation:


Cut at the stem end and expose only the amount you need. Cut off the chunk you would like to use and rewrap the exposed end and unused portion with your excess wrap. The unused portion should stay wrapped to help the cucumber keep longer.

Health Benefits:


Cucumbers contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids and tannins, which helps prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals. These antioxidants may also reduce the risk of chronic disease. Fun fact: Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients. Long English Cucumbers contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.