LARGE MEXICAN CUCUMBER

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  • 40 lbs
  • Large Mexican Cucumber aka "Mexican Cuke", "Large Cuke", "Mo-Xi-Ge-Da-Huang-Gua", "Mo-Xi-Ge-Qing-Gua", "墨西哥大黄瓜", "墨西哥青瓜"
  • Large Mexican cucumber has thick dark green skin; seeds are more distinct and are often removed before use. Large Mexican cucumber also has a refreshingly mild flavor but is less crunchy than other varieties. Common application includes salad and sandwich. Large Mexican cucumber is available year-round.
Handling Tip
Selection
  • Large Mexican cucumber is firm without blemishes and soft spots.
  • A uniform dark green color skin with no signs of yellowing.
Storage
  • Large Mexican cucumber should be stored at 50ºF - 54ºF (10ºC - 12.5ºC) with a relative humidity of ninety-five percent and periodic mist.
  • The typical shelf life is less than fourteen days. High humidity is important to avoid shriveling.
  • Large Mexican cucumber is very sensitive to ethylene, a naturally occurring gas that regulates ripening. Large Mexican cucumbers should not be stored with high ethylene-producing products to extend shelf life and avoid yellowing and decay. Large Mexican cucumber produces a low level of ethylene.
  • Large Mexican cucumber is sensitive to chilling injury after two or three days of storage at below 50ºF (10ºC). Symptoms include yellowing, softening, and pitting. The development of chilling injury symptoms can be avoided if used immediately after removal from storage.
Nutrition Fact

Serving Size 1/3 medium cucumber (99g)

Amount Per Serving                                                % Daily Value*

Calories   10

Calories from Fat   0

Total Fat   0g   ............................................................................................   0%

Saturated Fat   0g   ..........................................................................   0%

Trans Fat   0g   ..................................................................................   0%

Cholesterol   0mg   ..................................................................................   0%

Sodium   0mg   .........................................................................................   0%

Total Carbohydrate   2g   ......................................................................   1%

Dietary Fiber   1g   ..........................................................................   4%

Sugar   1g

Protein   1g

Vitamin A   ..................................................................................................   4%

Vitamin C   ................................................................................................   10%

Calcium   ......................................................................................................   2%

Iron   .............................................................................................................   2%

Potassium   .................................................................................................   4%

 

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

*Based on information published by FDA