National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day

Add pickles to your side on this National Pickle Day

Today is National Pickle Day, and with a plethora of pickles available in the market, we have to decided to celebrate all things pickle related!

Originally discovered in India over 4000 years ago, over the years pickles have become a basic addition to every kitchen pantry. It is so versatile that it is no wonder that it has been used in many different recipes and features in such a wide variety of dishes.

If you only associate the pickle with the thing that is flung onto your standard greasy takeaway burger, you are truly missing out on what this little gem has to offer. There are so many varieties of pickle and it can be made into many different things from various forms.

Believe it or not, there are Kool Aid pickles as well!

Different types of pickles include banana pickles, gherkins, candied pickles, dill pickles, or Kool Aid pickles….plus many more! The list of different varieties goes on and on, and some of the types really do seem bizarre. The Kool Aid pickle in particular is one of the recipes most popular in the United States where strong Kool Aid is added to a pickle jar along with some sugar. A coloured sweet pickle is the result of pickles sitting in the mixture for a week, and is a sweet treat popular with many kids.

OK, so the Kool Aid pickle variety may not be high in nutritional value, however other creations using different pickle styles really can be healthy and have great health benefits. Raw pickles for example have a high vitamin C concentrate and are great for digestive health in the intestines. Not only this, but pickles also help your body absorb iron and their high fiber content helps prevent cancer. A mixture of pickles can even supply your body with loads of antioxidants, magnesium and calcium.

The great thing about pickles is that they can last for ages as well – the pickling process has been used for thousands of years to preserve foods – even before the refrigerator was invented! If you want to try making things with pickles, try various chutneys to go on sandwiches or eat them whole with a few different dips. For more inspiration, have a look at the variety of pickle recipes on RecipeBridge and see what can be pickled, including other vegetables and fruits as well.

We hope you celebrate National Pickle Day in style and find some delectable pickles that suit your taste buds – check out Recipe Bridge’s variety of recipes and you’re sure to find something that will tickle your pickle!

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer November 14th 2011
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