English Cucumbers - EC/MW/SE

April 30, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.

We’d like to extol the many virtues of Trader Joe’s English Hothouse Cucumbers. These are long, thin cucumbers with very few seeds and thin skins. Unlike most commercially cultivated cucumbers, these are not waxed, so you can eat the skin – you’ll want to give them a quick wash, of course. Because of the scarcity of seeds, this variety is easier on the stomach and less bitter than other cucumbers – this has led some to call these “burpless” cukes. Really. 

You can use English Hothouse Cucumbers anywhere you’d use any other type of cucumbers – in a salad, as a healthy snack, dipped into our Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus, stuffed into a pita sandwich with hummus and tomatoes, blended with our Organic Tomatoes on the Vine into a cool, refreshing gazpacho… We’re selling them for $1.79 each – now that’s a price that will leave you feeling cool as a cucumber. You’ll find them in our fresh produce section.

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