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Crisp & rich in variety


Crisp & rich in variety

About Gherkins

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) were grown more than 3,000 years ago in India and Egypt and belong botanically to the cucurbit family. They consist of 96.8% water.

  • Harvested by hand and processed fresh

  • Our cucumbers come from contract farming

Pickled Gherkins

To learn more about how pickled gherkins are made at Kühne, simply join us on a visit to the cucumber field and the Kühne factory.


The French term for pickled gherkins is cornichons (fr.: corne = corner, horn). Cornichons are extra small, especially fine and crisp.

Guaranteed quality

We maintain long-standing, close partnerships with our farmers, some are already in the 3rd generation.

Fresh facts

Gherkin with history

Kühne launched the first pickled gherkins in Germany on the market in 1903. With more than 20 different varieties, from the traditional pickled gherkin up to the gourmet selection for connoisseurs, today, we have the right product for every taste.
Our many years of experience make us the no. 1 when it comes to pickled gherkins.

Power veggies

Cucumbers are a very healthy vegetable with few calories because 100 g of pickled gherkins only have 12 kcal and 0% fat. They are rich in vitamins, nutrients, carbohydrates and proteins.

Hangover Breakfast

When a hangover hits you in the morning after a night out partying, your body not only needs plenty of liquids but also something savoury! The acid promotes the breakdown of alcohol in the body whilst salt replenishes lost minerals. That’s why sour gherkins are the classic for the morning after.

Off-season, sour gherkin season

The off-season is term in the media, especially the weeks of summer when there isn’t much news and the pages of the newspapers are filled with strange reports.