English Cucumber

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A variety of cucumber that is generally sweeter than the regular, common cucumber. It is longer, sometimes a bit thinner, and has very tiny seeds. In contrast, a regular cucumber has many large seeds, which can contribute to the bitter flavor.

English cucumbers are more expensive and many times labeled as "seedless cucumbers". They are excellent for salads and cooking and are preferred by most chefs over common cucumbers.

They can be found in the produce section of your local grocer, usually sold in plastic wrap.

Also Known As: seedless cucumbers