A gherkin is a small early cucumber that is pickled. Gherkin is derived from the Dutch word gurkkijn and pickle is from the Dutch pickel. American gherkins are between 1 - 3 inches (3 - 8 cm) in length, while American dill pickles can be twice as long. This is different from common cucumber
Many people enjoy gherkins with a burger. The gherkin and other pickling cucumbers are considered condiment vegetables. Condiment vegetables are used to make condiments that accompany dishes and are eaten for flavor rather than nourishment. Onion
, herbs and garlic
are also usually considered as condiment vegetables. Condiments include all sauces, chutneys, mustards, relishes and pickles.
Read More About Gherkins