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  10. Butternut squash
  11. Cabbage
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  13. Cauliflower
  14. Cavolo Nero
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  17. Chard
  18. Chicory
  19. Chillies
  20. Climbing Beans
  21. Courgettes
  22. Cucumber
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  24. Garlic
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  26. Green beans
  27. Horseradish
  28. Jerusalem Artichoke
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  30. Kohlrabi
  31. Leeks
  32. Lettuce
  33. Mushrooms
  34. Okra
  35. Onions
  36. Pak Choi
  37. Parsnips
  38. Peas
  39. Peppers
  40. Plantain
  41. Potatoes
  42. Radicchio
  43. Radishes
  44. Rhubarb
  45. Rocket
  46. Spinach
  47. Spring Onions
  48. Sugar Snap Peas
  49. Swede
  50. Sweet potatoes
  51. Sweetcorn
  52. Tomatoes
  53. Turnips
  54. Wasabi
  55. Watercress
  56. Yam
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How to cook Cucumber

Cucumbers are mainly used raw in salads or in sandwiches for a nice, juicy crunch. Don’t peel away the skin, unless it tastes bitter, as it’ll add a lovely texture and flavour. For larger cucumbers, halve them and scoop out the seeds to stop your dishes from becoming too watery. You can also scratch cucumbers all over with a fork to create a bigger surface area for your dressings and to add texture. Cucumbers are often used in yoghurt-based dips and in some summery soups. Some smaller varieties are pickled, too.



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In the shops, most cucumbers look the same, but there are actually dozens of different shapes and sizes, with some as tiny as your little finger. They have been grown for around 4000 years. The explorer Christopher Columbus brought the plant to Haiti in 1494. From there, they were introduced to the US.



Cucumbers are at their best over the spring and summer months.



Cucumber should be refrigerated and used as soon as possible after buying (or picking!).

What are the health benefits?

Cucumbers are a source of vitamin K. Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting, which means it helps wounds to heal properly. One quarter of a cucumber counts as one of your 5-a-day (one portion of veg or fruit is 80g raw weight).