How to store cucumbers?
Every modern experienced hostess is interested,how to store cucumbers correctly, so that even a few months after harvesting the vegetables remained elastic and crispy. There are a number of tricks that help keep the fresh cucumbers long.
The basic principles of storing cucumbers at home are to maintain a cool and humid environment.
- Place the cucumbers in a standard plastic bag, tightly tie it or pull it with a rope and place it on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
- Use plastic containers or glass jars with covers similar to the usual package. Cold airtight air contributes to preserving the crunchy properties of the fruit.
- Each cucumber is wrapped in paper or damp cloth. It is desirable to store vegetables in this form at a temperature of 0 ° C.
Thus, vegetables will remain fresh minimum7-10 days. But in any case it is necessary to periodically inspect and remove the damaged fruit. Moreover, it is not recommended to wash cucumbers in advance, it is better to do this before direct use.
Storage in the basement
In villages and in the country, usually all vegetables are stored incellar or cellar, and cucumbers are no exception. To save fruits, they should be placed in clay ware, sprinkled with carefully washed sand and covered tightly with a lid. In this form, the vegetables will remain fresh and will not lose sight about 15 days.
Storage in water
Many have become accustomed to storing cucumbers in water. To keep cucumbers in water, you need to lower the fruit in cold water with a sharp end down down about 3-8 cm. It is important to change the water frequently to keep the temperature below room temperature.
You can also use a storage wellcucumbers, if any. To do this, the fruit must be placed in a bucket, preferably iron, covered with a cloth and put into a well. And the bucket should not be submerged in water, it is necessary that it only touches the water.