Cool Cucumbers

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Types The North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association represents many different types of vegetables. One of these is the cucumber. There are two basic types of cucumbers grown in North Carolina. These are slicing or fresh market cucumbers and pickling cucumbers. Examples of pickling cucumber varieties include: Calypso, Johnston, Raleigh, Transamerica, …

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Good Agriculture Practices For Cucumbers

Cucumbers Good Agricultural Practices

General Information Cucumbers, a member of the same family as pumpkins and gourds, are primarily eaten raw or pickled. A native of India, cucumbers were grown in North America as early as the 16th century by European settlers. Cucumbers grow best during summer and cannot tolerate cold. For best flavor, …

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Cucumber Facts

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• Cucumbers are 95% water. • The inner temperature of a cucumber can be 20º degrees cooler than the outside air. (This is how we got the catchy phrase “Cool as a Cucumber”). • Cucumbers are cool and moist due to their water content. • There are many varieties of …

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Canning In Arizona Elevation Matters

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Elevation influences when to plant vegetables and when our homegrown produce will be available to preserve. Arizona could have fresh produce in almost any month of the year. When you live in Arizona, you can’t just follow ordinary canning directions. You have to know the elevation. Arizona elevations range from …

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Starter Culture For Pickling Cucumbers

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Cucumbers ferment into pickles when added to a brine of salt and water. Some industrial plants have recently been using a starter culture, a group of microorganisms added to a cucumber in a brine tank that both accelerates the fermentation and controls it so that the quality of each batch …

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Fermented Vegetables (Sauerkraut)

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Ingredients 300g cabbage of choice  4g pure sea salt ( non- iodinized and free from anti-caking agents)  1 tsp miso paste (optional)  1 spring onion chopped  1 tsp grated ginger An airtight jar, sterilized Method  Wash the cabbage leaves before slicing as you like (the …

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Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

Cucumber Finger Sandwiches These sandwiches are just the thing for an elegant afternoon tea or luncheon How long will it take? 15 minutes What’s the serving size? Makes 12 finger sandwiches What do I need? 8 slices white sandwich bread 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced …

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Making Traditional Sauerkraut

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During preparation, proper sanitation practices must be followed to prevent contamination by spoilage or harmful microorganisms. This includes proper hand washing as well as using clean equipment, utensils, and surfaces throughout all preparation steps. Ingredients: (to make about 1 gallon of sauerkraut) • 1-3 heads cabbage, to total 5 pounds …

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Oriental Cucumber

Oriental Cucumber

ORIENTAL CUCUMBER Other Common Names Include: Asian Cucumber, Korean Cucumber, Japanese Cucumber. Latin Name: Cucumis sativus Plant Family: Cucurbitaceae Close Relatives: Cucumber Uses and Markets: Culinary (i.e. Southeast Asian cuisine):  longer, more slender with a milder flavour than traditional North American varieties – eaten raw, in soups or grated, mixed with sugar and eaten …

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Understanding And Making Sauerkraut

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What is sauerkraut? Sauerkraut is a naturally fermented cabbage product made with cabbage and salt. It is most commonly used as a condiment, but can also be used in recipes—from main dishes to desserts. Sauerkraut is a source of dietary fiber and vitamin C and when consumed raw (has not …

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