Cucumber – Australian Continental Cucumber
Cucumbers are a wonderfully refreshing vegetable, with a crisp texture and cool taste. They’re available in a number of different varieties, all of which can be used raw in salads, sandwiches, dips and accompaniments, as well as cooked in soups. All varieties are available all year round. Continental cucumbers are the longest and thinnest members of the cucumber family measuring 30-35cm. Dark green in colour, their skin has shallow grooves running parallel from top to bottom. Inside the cucumber, white edible pulp containing small sweet seeds in a gelatinous jelly.