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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Pickles and what they can do for you ---- Plus a Pickle #Recipe

Many will be looking to lose a bit of weight in prep for the warmer months. The trick to losing weight is to burn more calories than you take in. Eating pickles have been known to help in weight loss, having a calorie controlled diet and offers properties that might help lose weight as well. However, pickles are normally high in sodium

Pickles are low in calorie count with a cup of dill pickles either regular or low sodium containing about 17 calories. Take note that sweet pickles like bread and butter pickles have many more calories per cup. 

The vinegar in pickled mix provides a sour taste as well as acetic acid. Acetic acid can help with weight loss Vinegar can also help keep your stomach fuller after eating

The major drawback of pickles is the sodium in them. Sodium can help your body retain water that is not wanted. This could result in gaining a few pounds. Low sodium pickles are available as well.

Pickles and other pickled veggies are a delicious way to add probiotics to any meal. These foods add both zest and health to every bite. Both pickles and pickled veggies can be made at home or bought at many food stores.

No Cook Refrigerator Pickles
4 c sugar
4 c vinegar
1/2 c salt
1 1/3 t turmeric
1 1/3 t celery seed
1 1/3 t mustard seed (I usually use 1 t ground mustard)
3 onions, sliced thin (I just use 1)
cucumbers, sliced thin (or thick, or cut into spears)
Mix sugar, vinegar, salt, and spices together.  Do NOT heat, this is a cold syrup.  Prepare your jars.  The original recipe says 3- 3 pound peanut butter jars.  I used a gallon jar and 2 quarts.  Divide the onion evenly amongst your containers.  Add cucumbers to each jar to fill.  Cover with syrup (mix well!) and put on the lids.  Refrigerate at least 5 days before using.  They’ll keep in the fridge forever, just get stronger flavored.   We had some make it almost 2 years in a no-cucumber year.  I’m not sure how they lasted that long, as usually they’re eaten up in a hurry!  Our supply usually makes it about 9 months and we have to go without until we get more fresh cukes.

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