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Gherkin - West Indian

Gherkin - West Indian


West Indian Gherkins, aka Burr gherkins, do not have the same long, narrow shape as the better-known French gherkins, but instead are round and covered in edible dull "spikes," strongly resembling green burrs. Their flavor is mild and resembles cucumbers when young without the strong "green" bitterness of some common cucumbers.


These funny-looking cukes can be pickled, eaten raw, or cooked like zucchini. Once pickled, the flavor and texture are much the same as the French gherkins. In fact, the unusual shape of the burr gherkin makes it an interesting addition to almost any pickle mixture.

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