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Persian cucumber
Persian cucumber

Flavors of Lebanon

The earliest written mention of cucumbers dates back 3,000 years to ancient Ur in present-day Iran.

The Persian cucumber is only half as long as an English cucumber and just one-third the weight. The interior is juicier and sweeter and contains no seeds. Plus, Persian cucumbers have practically no fat, are low in calories and offer a bit of fiber.

Buying

Choose cucumbers that are firm, shiny and smooth.

Buy only the quantity you need, because they don't keep for a long time.

Storing

Refrigerate in the crisper drawer.

Preparing

It's not necessary to peel them. Unlike most field-grown cucumbers which are waxed to retain moisture, Persian cucumbers typically are not waxed.

 
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