Gherkins (கோவக்காய்) - Gherkins Gherkin is a fruit that belong to the cucumber species, but are different by their cultivar groups. They are green in colour and generally 4 - 8 cm long. These fruits have originated in West Indies and are generally used to make pickles. The Gherkins are washed, and preserved in drums with the help of acetic acid and brine solution.


The health benefits of pickles include a good supply of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, contributes to modest diabetes control, improved digestion, liver protection, a supply of probiotics, and the ability to heal ulcers. Pickling is one of the oldest methods of food preservation.

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