India Emergence As Largest Exporter of Gherkins

India is the largest exporter of gherkins in the world, with exports worth $114 million during April- October (2020-21). According to the Commerce and Industry ministry, India exported gherkins to the tune of 1,23,846 metric tonnes

In the last financial year, India crossed the $200 million mark of export of pickling cucumber, which is globally referred to as gherkins or cornichons. 

Gherkins are exported under two categories i.e. cucumbers and gherkins, which are prepared and preserved by vinegar or acetic acid and those which are provisionally preserved. 

Nearly 15 per cent of the world’s gherkin requirement is grown in India.

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