Germans love cucumbers! After tomatoes, carrots and onions, the cucumber is the most purchased vegetable. With a water content of 97 percent, the cucumber is one of the most wartery vegetable crops. The valuable nutrients are mostly in the outer peel, so the vegetables are best eaten unpeeled. The Association for the Conservation of Crop Variety has named the cucumber vegetable of the year 2019 and 2020.

sugars in g/100g*
fructose sucrose glucose fructose total**
0,86 0,06 0,89 0,89

Good to know

Today's cucumbers are usually almost free of bitter substances. According to an old kitchen rule, the cucumber should be peeled from the flower to the stalk, as the bitter substances accumulate from the stem. Often, only the first few inches are bitter. With increasing maturity, the bitter substances are broken down, so you usually won’t have any problem with cucumbers that are harvested later.

For individuals with an average tolerance about 100g makes a good test.

*amount of sugar depends on variety and ripeness
**The value of 'fructose total' composes of the pure fructose and 1/2 of the sucrose.

source: BZfE,