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Also Known As : Pickled cucumber
Technical Name : Cucumis anguria


Taste Profile

Gherkins have a sweet and sour flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Gherkins are used as pickles, often as a part of mixed pickles.
  2. They can be stored in jars for a longtime.


Gherkin is a type of  cucumber pickled in brine or vinegar and left to ferment for sometime. It is flavoured with spices and herbs. It is used popularly in cocktail recipes, salads and sandwiches.

Health benefits

  • Gherkins help in digestion.(1)
  • It is a rich source of potassium which helps prevent muscle problems and fatigue.(1)
  • Vitamin K present in gherkins helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.(1)

Selection Guide

Check the expiry date before purchasing gherkins. Avoid those gherkins which have white fungus present in its liquid.

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