Water rich and healthy
The cucumber is often said to consist only of water and is therefore one of the less healthy vegetables. This, however, is an unjust assumption, as the cucumber contains many healthy minerals (e.g. chlorophyll, potassium) and its equally high water content is extremely healthy. Unfortunately, many systematic substances are added to the cucumber during industrial cultivation in order to increase the yield. However, this ensures that the healthiest part of the cucumber, the skin, has to be removed.
Bio gherkins can hardly be found on the shelves of supermarkets. Cultivation without chemical-synthetic pesticides and mineral fertilizers would be very time-consuming and yield much less per hectare. The pesticide residues must of course be below the legal maximum levels and do so, but in this way a certain amount of toxins is still consumed.