Mellow, fresh, and oh-so-tasty, Cucumbers are the perfect addition to any meal or as a snack on their own. There are many varieties of Cucumbers that are each best suited for different uses—but one thing they all have in common is their incredible versatility that makes them a hit in almost any dish.
Long English Cucumbers, Mini Cucumbers, and Cocktail Cucumbers are some of the most popular varieties of Cucumbers. They can be long and slender to small and snack-sized—and each one is refreshing and delicious. Some are perfect in salads or on sandwiches, some make delicious additions to drinks or smoothies, but all are good for snacking!
These mild vegetables are about 95% water, making them great for keeping yourself hydrated, especially if you struggle to get your eight glasses of water per day. Cucumbers also have anti-inflammatory properties, are gentle on the stomach, and very easy to digest. They’re a great source of nutrients, too! Cucumbers have tons of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
We’ve got love for all types of veggies—but Cucumbers rank up there as one of our favorites. Keep reading to learn more about the different varieties of Cucumbers we grow here at Nature Fresh Farms, why we love them, and how you can incorporate each type into your dishes at home!
The Snack Lover’s Guide To Different Types Of Cucumbers
Long English Cucumber
One of the most common types of Cucumbers is the Long English. Like the name says, these Cucumbers are the longest type of Cucumber, usually around fourteen inches. Long English Cucumbers have a good crunch with thin, delicate skin that’s easy to digest. The best part: you don’t even need to peel them—just slice ‘em up and eat them as the perfect quick snack.
This type of Cucumber is great in salads as well as a ton of other things, too! Long English Cucumbers are perfect to use in dressings, smoothies, drinks, and (if you’re looking to try something a little different) even as veggie “noodles”.
Try Long English Cucumbers in these tasty recipes:
These tasty little Cucumbers are only 4-6 inches long fully grown and have a delectably mild flavor. The satisfying crunch and thin skin along with their crisp and subtle flavor make them incredibly versatile. Mini Cucumbers are perfect for slaw or pickling and make for great additions to savory or sweet salads.
Eat them as they are as a snack or get creative with some of these recipes:
Small, refreshing, with a satisfying crunch, these tiny Cocktail Cucumbers are a Cucumber lover’s dream. They’re smaller than Mini Cucumbers—around 2 and a half inches long—making them the smallest Cucumber we grow. Whether you’re preparing a delicious dinner or looking for a quick snack, these convenient Cucumbers don’t need any slicing or peeling!
Cocktail Cucumbers are perfect for wraps, salads, and great for dunking in your favorite dip. Grab some Cocktail Cucumbers and give these recipes a try: