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~11/14: Pickle Day~

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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NATIONAL PICKLE DAY

It may be a Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish and Danish, or Kool-Aid Pickles, whichever is your choice, eat them all day long as you celebrate National Pickle Day.

The term pickle comes from the Dutch work pekel, meaning brine.  In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to a pickled cucumber.

 – Pickles are a great snack, low in calories and a good source of vitamin K.

– Sometimes served on a stick at festivals, fairs or carnivals, pickles are sometimes known as “stick pickles”.

– A rising trend in the United States is a deep-fried pickles which have a breading or batter surrounding the pickle spear or slice.

– For thousands of years pickles have been a popular food dating back to 2030 B.C.  At that time, cucumbers were imported from          India to the Tigris Valley where they were first preserved and eaten as pickles.

– Cleopatra’s full diet of pickles is what she attributed her good looks to.

– Julius Caesar fed pickles to their troops believing that they lent physical and spiritual strength.

Each year in the United States, 5,200,000 pounds of pickles are consumed.

HAPPY NATIONAL PICKLE DAY!

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Do you like pickles? What type is your favorite?

by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Nov. 14, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Yes. Kosher dill
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on Nov. 14, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Yes I like the and I don't really have a favorite. Just depends on my mood. Lately it's sweet gherkins.
luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM

My family loves pickles, I make ours though. One of my kids doesn't like mine, so I buy him a jar every once and a while.

wakymom
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 9:46 AM

 I only like dill, and I have to be in the mood for them.

 

 

 

PurpleHazey
by Angie on Nov. 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I love all types or kinds of pickles

Jessiejack
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Love pickles. I make them but this year was a bad year for cucumbers so I was unable to make any

shorty13417
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

i LOVE dill pickles... dh loves bread & butter pickles.  our son DOESN'T like pickles at all!

Barabell
by Barbara on Nov. 14, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Yes, kosher dill.

I dislike most sweet pickles.

gonecrazi
by Bronze Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 6:34 PM

 I like bread and butter pickles.

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