Seedless Cucumbers are the perfect choice when looking for a snack, appetizer or salad ingredient or even for added flavour in a variety of beverages. This refreshing, fat-free and low calorie option adds a fun crunch to any meal. Everything on this delicious vegetable is edible, from the delicately flavoured skin to the crisp inside. Just wash, slice and enjoy.
Consumer Tips For Cucumber Care
Store seedless cucumbers in the vegetable crisper to help maintain their optimum temperature.
Leave the wrap on seedless cucumbers until it’s time to eat them. It helps to seal in moisture.
Wash produce right before eating. All produce should always be washed, but it is important to not to wash produce too early. As moisture sits on the produce it can cause decay.
Look for seedless cucumbers with a bright, even colour of skin without dullness or sweating. Avoid seedless cucumbers with blemishes, soft spots, yellowing or that are easily bent.
Seedless Cucumbers are made up of 90% water and are an excellent source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, magnesium, potassium, and silica.
The most nutrients in stored in the peel of the Seedless cucumber, which is completely edible, so be sure not to peel them.
Seedless cucumbers are known for their benefits to the skin, for detoxifying the body and even as for weight loss.
Greenhouse cucumbers are not pollinated, which makes them seedless – this is especially helpful for preventing gas typically caused by eating cucumber seeds.
Troubleshooting Tips For Retail Care
Keep seedless cucumbers in a cool environment for up to 10 days. The optimum temperature is around 50 – 55°F or 10 – 12.7°C with optimum humidity of 85 – 95%. High temperatures cause seedless cucumbers to become soft, while cold temperatures will cause them to decay rapidly.
This is an indication of ethylene exposure. Keep seedless greenhouse cucumbers away from ethylene producing produce, such as tomatoes, and from ripening rooms.
Store seedless cucumbers in an area with high humidity as lower humidity levels can promote pitting and shriveling. Leave seedless cucumbers wrapped.
Moisture Under Plastic Wrap
This is an indication of water damage and/or chill injury. Do not place seedless cucumbers under sprayers or mist as this will cause moisture to build between the seedless cucumber and wrap, which causes very quick decay.
Store seedless cucumbers in a cool environment. Softening is an indication of high temperatures and/or moisture damage.
Water-Soaked Spots; Decay: This is an indication of chill injury. Chill injured seedless cucumbers will decay rapidly after they are brought out of storage.