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The gherkin is a vegetable that originated in Africa, arriving in Brazil in colonial times, brought by the slaves, eventually becoming a typical ingredient of the cuisine of the Northeast. The name comes from the gherkin African Bantu language. It’s the same family as pumpkin, cucumber, melon and watermelon. Cooked: is delicious, when placed in the stew that’s cooking. Stew: these two cases, should put the dance in the end, avoiding over-cooking. Raw, sliced​​, with salt and lemon – perfect, because all nutrients are kept intact. Gherkin “dish Northeast, where the dance is cooked with other foods such as meat, pumpkin (pumpkin), okra, all properly seasoned. Salad: using greener fruit.