Cucumber Old

Country of Origin: Malaysia

PCS / Weight: 1 PC / 600 G (+/-)

Old cucumbers are large in size, averaging 15 to 25 centimeters in length, and have a thick, straight, and oblong shape with blunt, curved ends. The cucumber’s skin ranges in color from yellow-orange to golden-brown and has a crackled, rough, and leathery texture. Underneath the surface, the flesh is a pale white with green tinges and is firm, crisp, and dense. There is also a central cavity in the flesh encasing many flat, ivory, fibrous, and oval seeds suspended in a slippery liquid. Old cucumbers have a mild, sweet, and tangy, slightly grassy flavor, sometimes containing bitter nuances depending on the fruit’s age and growing conditions.

Old cucumbers contain thick, firm flesh best suited for cooked applications such as boiling, simmering, braising, and stir-frying. In Asia, Old cucumbers are traditionally incorporated into soups, and the skin is scrubbed and left intact to keep the flesh from turning to mush during the cooking process.