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Why The Fridge Isn't The Best Place To Store Cucumbers
While the average fridge temperature is 37 degrees Fahrenheit, cucumbers are happiest at slightly warmer temperatures, specifically in the range of 50-54 degrees Fahrenheit.
When stored in the fridge, cucumbers can develop a condition called chilling injury, with symptoms like color bleaching, surface splits, and loss of water.
To be clear, you can store cucumbers in the fridge for up to three days with minimal effects, but any longer exposure will cause the veggies to spoil quickly.
Instead, store cucumbers on the countertop and extend their freshness by wrapping them in paper towels. Once cut, store them in an airtight container with paper towels.