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Lemon Cucumbers


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This item was last sold on : 09/10/20
     
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Description/Taste


Lemon cucumbers are spherical to oval-shaped, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length and often have a small protrusion at the blossom end, somewhat like a navel orange. Its yellow to gold skin is thin and tender with some striping and mottling and has tiny bristles that are edible but can easily be removed. This tennis-ball sized fruit changes from lemon-yellow to a golden yellow as it ripens. The inner flesh is pale green to yellow with edible seeds and has a mild, sweet taste with a cool, crisp texture.

Seasons/Availability


Lemon cucumbers are available during summer months.

Current Facts


Lemon cucumbers, botanically classified as Cucumis sativus, get their name from the lemon-yellow color of its skin but does not have a flavor profile similar to an actual lemon. Also known as a Garden Lemon, Apple cucumber, Budamkaya, and Dosakai, Lemon cucumbers have thin skin and are burpless, meaning they lack bitter flavor components and are easily digestible.

Nutritional Value


Lemon cucumbers contain vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, fiber and anti-oxidants.

Applications


Lemon cucumbers are most often used in raw preparations but may also be pickled. They can be used sliced in fresh green salads, tofu salads, zucchini and pea salads, or sliced and served fresh with basil pesto. Lemon cucumbers can also be juiced and used in cocktails, agua frescas, and smoothies. Pair with tomatoes, summer squash, carrots, fresh herbs and cheeses, citrus, olives, and vinegar. Lemon cucumbers will keep up to three days when stored in the refrigerator.

Ethnic/Cultural Info


Lemon cucumbers have a strong modern market presence in India where it is commonly added to soup, Daal, used in making Dosa-Aavakaaya, and chutney. It is popular in India for its cooling properties to assist in fighting against the sweltering summer heat and is also enjoyed raw as a summer snack.

Geography/History


Lemon cucumbers are believed to have originated in India or the Middle-East in the 16th century as referenced by ancient Middle Eastern texts. It was then introduced to the United States in the early 1900s. Today, Lemon cucumbers can be found at farmers markets and specialty grocers in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


Recipe Ideas


Recipes that include Lemon Cucumbers. One is easiest, three is harder.
Straight From The Farm Cucumber Almond Soup
Self Proclaimed Foodie Lemon Cucumber Honeydew Salad
101 Cookbooks Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad
Sailu's Kitchen Dosakaya Pachadi: Lemon Cucumber Chutney
Julie's Jazz Lemon Cucumber Pickles
White on Rice Couple Lemon Cucumbers with Pesto
17 Apart Lemon Cucumber Gin & Tonic
Healthy Green Kitchen Lemon Cucumber Pickles
Turntable Kitchen Minted Zucchini, Pea and Lemon Cucumber Salad

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Sharer's comments : Lemon Cucumbers from Munak Ranch

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Sharer's comments : It's Summertime and cucumbers are everywhere!

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About 124 days ago, 6/18/20
Sharer's comments : It's that time of year again! Lemon Cucumbers in season now!

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About 125 days ago, 6/17/20
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About 132 days ago, 6/10/20
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About 132 days ago, 6/10/20
Sharer's comments : The best Lemon Cucumbers from Munak Ranch.

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About 139 days ago, 6/03/20
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