Statement of Benjamin Cohen, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) on Congress’s Ordering USDA to Submit New Quarterly Reports on Its Enforcement of the Imported Meat and Poultry Safety Laws
Sometimes you just want a freebie—something you can chew on for next to no calories.
Enter mini cucumbers. It’s said that these compact cukes (sometimes called Persian cucumbers) got their start in the late 1930s, when breeders crossed Middle-Eastern cucumbers with Indian, Japanese, Chinese, American, English, and Dutch varieties to make them more resilient to disease.
Cucumbers may not compare to, say, leafy greens in the nutrient department. But—repeat after us—all veggies are good veggies.