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Gherkin

Bangalore



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Bangalore - India

Description :
Gherkin industry in India is fairly new. It is only 10 years old. Gherkins (Cucumos Sativus) are miniaturized cucumber used for pickling (sweet, vinegar & acetic acid) by different end-users. These pickles are normally consumed as snack for cocktails or TV meals. The main institutional market for Gherkins is fast-food restaurants world-wide. The major markets for Gherkins are USA, Europe, Korea, Japan and Australia.

Grades:
Gherkins are sold on the basis of counts (number of fruits per kg). The lower the count, the lower the price and vice versa. The popular counts in commercial transactions vary as follows:

5-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-60, 60-80, 80-100, 80-120, 120-160, 150-300, 160-300, and 300+. Some buyers may combine the above counts and ask for assorted counts such as 80-120, 150-300 etc. Therefore, the processing and trading / exporting of gherkins are wholly customer - focussed.

Medium of Packing:
Gherkins are usually packed in 3 media.
1. Brine
2. Vinegar
3. Acetic Acid






Gherkin industry in India is fairly new. It is only 10 years old. Gherkins (Cucumos Sativus) are miniaturized cucumber used for pickling (sweet, vinegar & acetic acid) by different end-users. These pickles are normally consumed as snack for cocktails or TV meals. The main institutional market for Gherkins is fast-food restaurants world-wide. The major markets for Gherkins are USA, Europe, Korea, Japan and Australia.



Gherkin Field


Grading
Consumer Packing
Bulk Packing

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Grades:
Gherkins are sold on the basis of counts (number of fruits per kg). The lower the count, the lower the price and vice versa. The popular counts in commercial transactions vary as follows:

5-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-60, 60-80, 80-100, 80-120, 120-160, 150-300, 160-300, and 300+. Some buyers may combine the above counts and ask for assorted counts such as 80-120, 150-300 etc. Therefore, the processing and trading / exporting of gherkins are wholly customer - focussed.

5/10 count to 300+ count

Medium of Packing :
Gherkins are usually packed in 3 media.
1. Brine
2. Vinegar
3. Acetic Acid

Packing :
The products are packed in bulk and consumer packs. Bulk packing is made in Food Grade HMHDPE barrels, 220/240 litre capacity or as per customer specifications. Net drained weight will vary from 150 kgs to 180 kgs per drum for bulk packing. Capacity in a 20' container will be 80 barrels.

Consumer packs are usually in glass jars of 500ml. 650ml or 750ml. The recipe for consumer packs are given by the importer. More often than not, the importers of Gherkins in consumer packs provide bottles, vinegar and labels. Thus, it is customer - specific.

Quality Rejects :
The Undesirable fruits would include bloaters, soft/dehydrated, shrivelled, decayed, injured, discolored / bleached, fungal infested, putrefied, sunburnt, curved, crooked, nubbins, borer damaged, cut and rotten, fruits with stems / flowers, etc. The gherkins also shall not contain foreign materials such as flowers, other vegetative materials (such as stems, grass, leaves, etc.) and non-vegetable materials (such as hair, bolts, nuts, nails, etc.,) Brine Solution status such as fermentation, salt content and brine solution quality shall be as per the standard required and acceptable to the customer. The packed gherkins shall not have undesirable levels of insecticide and pesticide residues.


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