MINI-CORNICHONS and GHERKINS

Description

They are a condiment, widely consumed in Spain also as aperitif along with Spanish green or black olives. Used as salad ingredient and with pork preserves and cheese “raclettes”. Requires a lot of labour for cultivation, harvesting, and processing, especially the little sizes, which are typical from Southeast Asian countries

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid and BRINE. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer

• Seed

From Cucumis Sativus

• Variety

Spines skin, allowing long temporary preservation. No OGM

 Aspect

Intense green-yellowish colour

 Texture

Firm, crispy fruits

 Shape

Typical, slightly conic, straight or slightly curved (not crooked)

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by size (fruits per kg), accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those having stains, coloration defects, bored, ill, etc.). With typical smell and taste. Cultivated in high stakes (“treillis”)

 Sizes (straight whole fruits)

Available in all usual commercial grades (especially in tiny sizes, “mini-cornichons” 160/300 and 300/450 pieces per kg!): 5/10, 10/20, 20/30, 30/40, 40/60, 60/80, 80/120, 120/160, 160/300 and 300/450 fruits per kg. Also curved (crooked) and nubbins

• Cut fruits

Also available in diverse cut shapes (various thickness and shapes)

• Preservation liquid

Acetic Acid, Salt and SO2 or fermented in BRINE (lactic fermentation)

 Sulphites

yes (in Brine, no sulphites)

• Packaging

In industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

180 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Less than 9 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 180 kg n.d.w. (14.400 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Mainly India (but also from Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market.