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Persian cucumber export to Dubai

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Cucumber production in IranThe difference between Persian cucumbers and Chinese cucumbersPersian cucumber export from IranExport cucumbers to DubaiPrices of cucumbers in Dubai
Persian cucumber

Cucumbers are among the most popular vegetables on the international cuisine and consumed raw, or used in salads and other types of food. Iran is the biggest producers of cucumbers in the Middle east and one of the biggest in the world, and there are Persian cucumber exports to Dubai every year.

Cucumbers are really healthy and besides being really low in sugar and carbohydrates, they are also a great way for the body’s hydration. Pickling is also a popular form of cucumber consumption all over the world.

Persian cucumbers are ideal candidates for making pickles, because they have got a thin skin, which makes the final product crunchier.

Persian cucumber

Cucumber production in Iran

Iran is the third biggest producer of cucumbers in the world with the production of more than two million tons, every year. These healthy vegetables are grown in both greenhouses and open farms. Most of the greenhouses for Persian cucumbers located in the southern and middle states of Iran.

Because, in this method, there is less water usage and higher production yields. These 2 million tons produced in over 3500 hectares of open farms and greenhouses all over the country. Persian cucumbers are known all over the world for their thin skin, sweet flesh. Also and having few or no seeds at all, which makes them very popular for pickling.

Persian cucumber

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The difference between Persian cucumbers and Chinese cucumbers

There are a lot of differences between the Persian cucumbers and the Chinese types. First of all, Iranian cucumbers are longer than the other types. Their skins are also much thinner which makes them ideal for pickle industry.

These thin skins will make the final pickled product much crunchier. The Flesh of the Iranian cucumbers are also known for their sweet taste. The bitter taste is one of the biggest problems with the cucumbers worldwide, which is not seen in the Persian types. They also contain less or no seeds at all, and this facts makes them more popular for fresh consumption.

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Persian cucumber export from Iran

There more than 200000 tons of fresh and pickled Persian cucumbers exported from Iran on a yearly basis. Most of the cucumbers are sent to neighboring and Middle Eastern countries. The countries of Iraq, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates are the biggest customers of the Iranian cucumbers. Iranian cucumbers are sent to these countries through the land and the sea borders.

They are also extremely popular and high demanding in these markets. Because of the high amounts of production in Iranian farms and their high quality, Iranian cucumbers are the region’s countries’ first choice.

Persian cucumber

Export cucumbers to Dubai

Dubai and the other states in the United Arab Emirates, are one of the biggest customers of Persian cucumbers. There tens of thousands of fresh cucumbers sent there, every year. The cucumbers also sent as both fresh and pickles. The short distance between the countries and the vast sea border between them will reduce the transportation costs.

These lower shipping costs will result in lower retail prices and make the trade more convenient. Exporting cucumbers to Dubai, is a multi-million dollar deal for Iran. And also the customers are happy with the high quality of the products.

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Prices of cucumbers in Dubai

Persian cucumbers sent to all the corners of the world. The shipping costs, have the biggest impact on a product’s final retail price. Because of the geographical closeness of the two countries, these costs lowered and there is a more reasonable market price. There are also different varieties of cucumbers with different prices.

Also, cucumbers farmed in greenhouses are generally less favored in international markets and are a little cheaper. Organic non-GMO cucumbers are very popular everywhere and always have a higher price than other types.  Also, the final price in Dubai depends on the season of the year. Since at some points in the year, there are less cucumbers available, and the prices will rise.

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