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Overview

Compatibility & Temperature

Grade Tolerances

Nutrition Information

Cucumbers

The Table Cukes, which are generally used for slicing in salads and garnishing, are charac- terized by their small white spines, and generally grow in a thick and long shape.

The Pickle varieties, which are also field grown, are the smaller varieties, which are usually harvested at approximately 2 inches. Hot House varieties, as the name suggests, are grown under artificial conditions, and well adapted to culture under artificial heat and humidity controls.

 

Sources: The Produce Blue Book

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Temperature

USDA recommended storage 50° to 55° F. (10° to 12.8° C.)

Approximate freezing point 31.1° F. (-0.5° C.)

 

Cucumbers which are held at temperatures below 45° F. for two days or longer, may exhibit chilling injury.

 

Chilling injury will manifest itself through the presence of a number of water soaked sunken spots on the surface of the cucumber.

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Summary of Published Grade Standard Tolerances

(The following pertains to U.S. No. 1 unless otherwise noted.)

For defects

(all grades)

10% total including 1% decay

Offsize tolerance

10% total including

5% maximum for failing to meet minimum diameter and

5% maximum for failing to meet maximum diameter

Suitable Shipping Condition/

F.O.B. Good Delivery Guidelines

(Maximum percentage for 5 day normal transit.)

15% total including 3% decay

 

Sources: United States Department Of Agriculture and the Agricultural Marketing Programs and Services.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup slices

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 1Calories 8

 

% Daily Values*

Total Fat 0.06g  0%

   Saturated Fat 0.018g 0%

   Polyunsaturated Fat 0.028g

   Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 1mg 0%

Potassium 76mg

Total Carbohydrate 1.89g 1%

   Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%

   Sugars 0.87g

Protein 0.34g

 

Vitamin A 1%  Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 1%  Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18

 

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