Cucumbers are an important raw material for Orkla Foods Sverige.
Every summer, around 8,000 tonnes of cucumbers are harvested on Swedish farms in Skåne, Blekinge and Öland. The farmers are IP-certified, and minimise their use of energy, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Each cucumber plant produces enough cucumbers for seven jars. The cucumbers are prepared in a variety of ways at Orkla Food Sverige’s factory in Eslöv, which has a long-standing tradition of cucumber processing since the 1930s. There, the cucumbers are transformed into around 80 different food products under the Felix and Önos brands. According to the Nordic dietary survey, the Orkla Food Barometer, as many as 90% of Swedish consumers consider it important that the product they buy is produced locally.