Urban Platter Whole Gherkins, 670g [Drained Weight 360g, Pickled, 16-18 Baby Cucumbers]
The Gherkin is a fruit similar in form and nutritional value to a cucumber. It is a smaller variety and is traditionally used to make pickles. Pickling is a process that uses a brine solution to preserve food. A pickled gherkin will be crispier than a pickled cucumber.
When gherkins are soaked in a brine solution, the solution takes the place of the water, which changes the texture of the gherkin.
Different spices and herbs are added to a brining solution that can make it garlicky, spicy, sweet or a combination of flavours.
Gherkins are usually enjoyed as a side dish or accompaniment with sandwiches, hot dogs and bread. Gherkins may be added to soups, salads and vegetable stir fry.