Pepquiño®, Fresh, slightly sour cucumber

Category: Specialties

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

South America
Taste / Aroma
Fresh, slightly sour cucumber
Spring, Summer, Fathers Day, Pumpkin, Strawberry
Cold, 2-7 °C


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.


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.


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. 


Bitter, Sour, Salty, Umami
African, Alpine, Asian, Balkan, Creolic, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Mediteranean, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish
Blanching, Canning, Chopping, Cold infusion, Covering, Cutting out with shape, Decoration, Fermenting, Garnish, Injection, Marinating, Pickling, Smoke, Sous vide, Steaming, Stir frying
White, Green
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
Wok, Mixed Pickles, Mouse Melon, Cucumber Specials

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