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Why Sea Cucumbers Are So Expensive

11/04/2021 11:11 PM | Click to read full article

While ordinary vegetable cucumbers cost $3 per kilo, sea cucumbers can cost over $3,000 per kilo. These animals are prized as a delicacy in Asia and are used by pharmaceutical companies to treat diseases like cancer.

Unfortunately, over-harvesting now threatens many sea cucumber populations.✭