Pepquiño®, fresh cucumber with a fresh crispy taste

Pepquiño has a flavour of fresh cucumber with a fresh crispy taste.

Origin
South America
Taste / Aroma
fresh cucumber with a fresh crispy taste
Season(s)
Spring, Summer, Fathers Day, Pumpkin, Strawberry
Storage
Cold, 2-7 °C

Taste

Pepquiño® is the Koppert Cress brand name for a fruit.

Taste Friends

The slight sour cucumber flavour of Pepquiño makes it a perfect ingriedient for salads, in stir-fried dishes or simply as a snack. Pepquiño absorbs every flavour, whether salty, sweet, or sour, if you prick the fruit or cut it open. Pepquiño is decorative and adds something extra to any dish.

Origin

100 % natural, the Pepquiño® is a very ancient species and therefore it is difficult to determine its precise origin. Our research shows that this ‘micro-cucumber’ (which is actually closer to its cousin the melon), originates from South America.

Availability

Pepquiño is available from April till November and can easily be stored for up to seven days at a temperature of 2-7°C. Produced in a socially responsible culture, Pepquiño meets the hygienic kitchen standards. The products only need rinsing, since they are grown clean and hygienically. 

Specifications

Taste
Bitter, Sour, Salty, Umami
Cultures
African, Alpine, Asian, Balkan, Creolic, Nederlands, French, Greek, Italian, Mediteranean, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish
Packaging
Usage
Blanching, Canning, Chopping, Cold infusion, Covering, Cutting out with shape, Decoration, Fermenting, Garnish, Injection, Marinating, Pickling, Smoke, Sous vide, Steaming, Stir frying
Colors
White, Green
Dishes
Alcohol, Cocktail, Crustaceans, Dessert, Fish, Fruit, Functional, Infusion, Lunch, Main course, Snack, Soup, Starter, Sushi, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Water
Taste Friends
Gin, Rum, Vodka, Chocolate, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Crustaceans others, Cod, Eel, Monkfish, Salmon, Fish (saltwater), Fish (freshwater), Shellfish, Coconut, Cucumber, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Olives, Peas, Granatapfel, Pumpkin, Strawberry, Watermelon, Rabbit, Dill, Fennel, Mint, Beef, Goat, Lamb, Offals, Porc, Sheep, Veal, Meat, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Pheasant, Pigeon, Quail, Turkey, Poultry (other), Scallop, Oyster, Squid, Salt, Vanilla, Chili, Beetroot, Ginger, Olive oil, Ponzu, Rice, Seaweed, Soy sauce, Tofu, Yuzu
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