Food preservation

How To Keep Cucumbers Fresh

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Keep Cucumbers Fresh

Keeping our food as fresh as the first day we got them is very important, not only to take advantage of all the vitamins and nutrients but also to enjoy the flavor of our vegetables, fruit, etc. The problem is that some foods, such as cucumbers, spoil easily if not properly looked after. Do you need some help? In that case, do not miss these tips at OneHowTo on how to keep cucumbers fresh.

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Steps to follow:


To preserve cucumbers for longer, you need to know how to choose the best ones. So OneHowTo recommends choosing firm, dark green cucumbers. Moreover, remember that large cucumbers often have a bitter taste and a softer texture.

How To Keep Cucumbers Fresh - Step 1

In terms of how long cucumbers can be preserved for, this vegetable can last up to a week in the fridge. But do not forget to wrap it up correctly in a special plastic food bag or airtight container. In this way you avoid cucumbers absorbing the flavor of other food in the fridge and you guarantee that they'll always be kept in perfect condition.

How To Keep Cucumbers Fresh - Step 2

Another good idea may be to use kitchen paper towels to wrap and preserve the cucumbers in perfect condition for longer in your fridge but never in the freezer. The paper helps cucumbers to stay fresher for up to a week.


To keep cucumbers fresh you also shouldn't cut them. So if you're thinking of cutting cucumbers up into slices, you're better off keeping them in a sealed container.

These simple tips will help you to enjoy the taste of cucumbers for much longer. And you? What other advice do you have on how to keep cucumbers fresh?

If you want to know more information on how to keep your fruit and vegetables fresh, take a look at the following OneHowTo articles:

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