Cucumber seeds are absolutely edible! Like the seeds of their relatives (pumpkins, squash and melons) cucumber seeds are rich in proteins, minerals, and healthy fats. They (along with the skin) are the most nutrient-dense parts of the cucumber.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what does it mean to seed a cucumber?
If your recipe calls for the cucumbers to be seeded, here's the easiest way to do it.To seed a cucumber, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, and scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Then slice or chop the cucumber according to what's called for in your recipe.
How do you de seed a cucumber?
Here's the quickest way to get cucumbers ready to eat!
- Scrub the cucumber gently with a vegetable scrubbing bruth or cloth under cold water.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the cucumber in half lengthways.
- Scoop out the soft seeds by running a teaspoon over the seeds, avoiding the flesh. Image credit: Jeremy Simons.
How do you harvest cucumber seeds?
In order to harvest seeds from fleshy fruits such as cukes or tomatoes, the wet method of removal should be applied. Remove the seeds and allow them to ferment in a bucket for three days with a small amount of warm water in order to remove the gel coating surrounding the seeds. Stir this concoction daily.