What Are English Cucumbers?


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The English cucumber is a variety of cucumber that is longer, thinner and milder in flavor than regular cucumbers. This variety contains far fewer seeds than other cucumber varieties and has a smooth, thin skin. Although they do contain tiny seeds, they are sometimes called seedless cucumbers.

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In the supermarket, English cucumbers are generally displayed inside plastic wrap, unlike regular cucumbers, which are typically waxed and displayed without packaging. English cucumbers are more expensive but are preferred by chefs due to their total edibility and mild, almost-sweet flavor.

English cucumbers are cut up and used raw in salads or as snacks. They are also used in a variety of cooked recipes, such as soups.

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