How to Keep Cucumbers Fresh Longer: Top 5 Proven Tips

Every housewife at least once in her life has wondered how you can keep fresh cucumbers longer and where exactly they are best stored – in the refrigerator or not.

In general, even in the cold, cucumbers are stored for one or two weeks, no more. After that, the vegetables due to lack of moisture begin to rot quickly.

There are a few smart tips on how to store cucumbers in the refrigerator, so that they stay fresh as long as possible. They mostly have to do with creating the right conditions for them to get the liquid they need.

How to keep cucumbers in the refrigerator

Before you send cucumbers to the refrigerator, you need to pick them over. To keep them longer, choose the freshest and most whole ones. It is not advisable to wash them, except to clean off excess dirt and dry them well.

After that, you can proceed. There are ways to store cucumbers in the refrigerator:

  1. Take two containers, one larger and the other smaller, so that they fit into each other. Pour a couple of spoonfuls of vinegar in the bottom of the deeper container, put the cucumbers in the smaller container, and put it in the first one with them. The vinegar should not get on the vegetables.
  2. Wrap the cucumbers with paper towels, but only each one individually. In this form, put them in a bag and place them in the refrigerator.
  3. You can keep cucumbers in the refrigerator for more than two months thanks to a vacuum bag. Before you put the cucumbers in it, they should be dried.
  4. Another method is to wrap cucumbers with wet gauze and then put them in a bag.
  5. The fifth and last method involves storing cucumbers in a bag with water. To do this, the vegetables should be cleaned of dirt, put in a bag with water, so that their tails are in the liquid.
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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