Cucumbers

Photograph of cucumbers.

Cucumbers are a refreshing vegetable that are sure to please on a hot summer day. They are a tasty addition to a salad, or a crisp and healthy snack on their own.



Cucumber Recipes

USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Recipes containing cucumbers from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder database.


Watch Your Garden Grow: Cucumbers

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on cucumbers including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage and nutritional information, preparation, serving, home preservation techniques and recipes.


Cucumber: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for cucumbers and tips on how to select, store and prepare them. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Cucumbers, that gives new and different ways to add this vegetable to your diet.


Reasons for the Seasons: Cucumbers (PDF | 297 KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.


Vegetables for Health: Cucumbers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

This two page fact sheet includes facts about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation of cucumbers. Also contains three recipes with nutrition facts.


Preserving Cucumbers (PDF | 200 KB)

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.

Fact sheet outlines the procedure for making pickles. Includes dill pickles, sweet pickles, bread and butter pickles, gherkin pickles, pickle relish, and low sodium pickles.