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Imagine a meal without pickle… actually most people in India cannot. Such is the omnipresence of this spicy, food accompaniment that a table without the familiar jar would look incomplete. Pickles are found world over – could be cucumber preserved in brine or vinegar in the US, a sweet, vinegary chutney served in Britain or the Indian variant – Fruit or Vegetable marinated in oil and made fiery with chili.
In the West, pickles serve as taste enhancers. They are used as toppings for foods such as sandwiches, hamburgers, and hotdogs. Certain pickle varieties such as Garlic, Ginger, and Olive are consumed for their health benefits. Pickles are a good source of antioxidants, and are said to have probiotic properties which help maintain digestive health. When consumed fresh, pickles can be a source of essential nutrients such as vitamins, iron, calcium, and potassium.
It is said that recipes for Indian Pickles are passed down from generations and grandmothers, in particular, are credited with creating unique flavors proprietary to a family tree. In the past, pickles were made at home and stored for the year ahead in porcelain jars in a cool ante room next to the kitchen. However, with joint families giving way to nuclear households, the home maker no longer has the luxury of creating her own concoction. Except for a small percentage of homes, all others have opted for branded pickles. Catering establishments too have toed the line, buying in bulk from reputed Pickle Manufacturers.
Supermarkets and hypermarkets normally buy Pickle Jars Wholesale, to take advantage of lower price through high volumes. During 2015, the global pickles market was dominated by the supermarkets and hypermarkets segment, which accounted for more than 54% of market share in terms of revenue. The global pickles market was dominated by the Americas during 2015. By end of 2020, the Americas are expected to account for more than 52% of market share. More than 67% of American households consume pickles. Next to the Americas, the major regions consuming pickles are Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Based on Euromonitor estimates, the size of the organised sector pickle market in India is 24,000 MT, valued at around Rs. 400 crore. The market offers almost every type of pickle sought by the Indian palate – mango, lime,amla,carrot, garlic, green chili, raw mango, sweet mango, onion, tomato and an assortment of meat pickles.
Tammy Trade, a leader in agro commodities, offers a choice of pickles that can be ordered in bulk. Wholesale Pickles Suppliers who wish to market their product range across India and around the world may register as a Verified Seller on the portal… and spice up sales with red hot deals!