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.
Mama Lil’s Sweet & Spicy Hungarian ‘Goathorn’ Peppers are among the Pacific Northwest’s most well-loved regional delicacies. A hint of maple syrup in the brine gives these fruity, tangy and crunchy peppers a pleasant sweetness. are among the Pacific Northwest’s most well-loved regional delicacies. A hint of maple syrup in the brine gives these fruity, tangy and crunchy peppers a pleasant sweetness.
Baby corn (also known as young corn, cornlets or baby sweetcorn) is a cereal grain taken from corn (maize) harvested early while the stalks are still small and immature. It typically is eaten whole – cob included – in contrast to mature corn, whose cob is too tough for human consumption. It is eaten both raw and cooked. Baby corn is common in stir fry dishes.