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Buying Tips

Cucumbers can be found in the produce section of health food stores and supermarkets. Choose firm cucumbers with smooth, bright skins and no signs of shriveling or soft spots.


Cucumbers vary somewhat in size; table cumbers are larger, pickling cucumbers are smaller. English or hothouse cucumbers, sometimes called “burpless,” may be a foot or more long.

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