Crisp, tart pickles made from tiny gherkin cucumbers. The gherkin is a fruit similar in form and nutritional value to a cucumber. Gherkins and cucumbers belong to the same species but are different cultivar groups. They are usually picked when 4 to 8 cm in length and pickled in jars or cans with vinegar (often flavored with herbs, particularly dill; hence, dill pickle) or brine to resemble a pickled cucumber. The term can also be used to refer to the West Indian Burr Gherkin (Cucumis anguria), a related species, originally from West Africa and introduced to the West Indies, probably by the Portuguese. It is edible and may be pickled, but must be picked when no longer than 4 cm long, since it becomes bitter and spiny if allowed to grow larger.
Pickled gherkins are served to accompany other foods, often in sandwiches. They were associated with central European and European Jewish cuisine, but are now found more widely. They’re a traditional accompaniment to smoked meats and fish.
These medium sized capers are hand selected from caper bushes grown in the Mediterranean. Once the capers are picked they are salt packed in jars. Because they are packed in salt and not brine they have a bright vibrant true flavor. To use this item rinse thoroughly and mix into sauces and pestos.
Cento Quartered & Marinated Artichoke Hearts deliver exceptional flavor because they are packed fresh from the field in a water, oil, vinegar and spice mixture to enhance their natural taste. Premium quality quartered and marinated artichokes, they are an excellent addition to any antipasto, salad, or pizza.