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Choose firm cucumbers with smooth skins. Bigger and thicker cucumbers have more seeds. Avoid buying cucumbers that have shriveled ends or blemishes.
Do not store cucumbers near tomatoes, apples, avocados or bananas because it will make them ripen too fast.
Cut or peel damaged skin to save the rest of the cucumber. Even if the skin looks wrinkled, the inside may still be good to eat.
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Sliced cucumbers can reduce eye puffiness! Try placing slices on your eyes for a relaxing break.
k Cucumbers help stop cuts and scrapes from bleeding too much and start the healing process because they contain Vitamin K.
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1 (15-ounce) can beans, such as black, kidney, or garbanzo beans
1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
1 small cucumber, chopped (skin on or off)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice (about ½ a lime)
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely chopped (optional)
Makes 4 servings. 1 cup per serving.
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