India has emerged as the world’s top exporter of gherkins, with outbound shipments totaling $114 million from April to October 2021, compared to $200 million in FY21.
“India has exported 1,23,846 metric tonnes of cucumbers and gherkins,” the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
According to the report, India’s agricultural processed product exports of pickled cucumber, often known as gherkins or cornichons, surpassed $200 million in the previous fiscal year.
In 2020-21, India exported 2,23,515 metric tonnes of cucumbers and gherkins worth $223 million.
Cucumbers and gherkins that have been prepared and preserved with vinegar or acetic acid, as well as those that have been temporarily preserved, are shipped in two categories.
Source: The Economic Times