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Jar with Bostongurka.

Bostongurka (Swedish meaning "Boston cucumber") is a type of relish with pickled gherkins,[1] red bell pepper and onion with spices such as mustard seeds. It is so popular in Sweden that it is considered by some to be a generic term.[2]

Despite its name, Bostongurka has nothing to do with the city of Boston. Bostongurka was invented by the Swedish company Felix based on a recipe from Hungary. It was originally invented as a way to use up the end pieces left over when making pickled gherkins. Today, the name Bostongurka is a registered trademark of Procordia Foods.


  1. ^ Lidgard, H.H. (2011). National Developments in the Intersection of IPR and Competition Law: From Maglite to Pirate Bay. Swedish Studies in European Law. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-84731-650-9. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Maniatis, Maniatis, Spyros M. (2006). Trade marks in Europe: a practical jurisprudence. Sweet & Maxwell. p. 234. ISBN 0-421-92000-9.

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