You most often find pickles next to a deli sandwich or a ballpark hot dog; however, don’t necessarily mistake them for just a condiment. Pickles are flavorful, low-calorie vegetables that make a great snack. Pickles start out as a raw cucumbers and are then processed by one of many different ways. Usually pickles are submerged in a brine of vinegar, salt and spices and allowed to ferment. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy pickles as part of an overall healthy diet:
1 . When making pickles, leave the skin on to make sure you get all their fiber and minerals.
2 . Cook quick pickles: Heat 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 cup water and ¼ cup honey. Pour over sliced cucumbers and let them sit for 15 minutes. Drain and refrigerate for about an hour. These make a healthy option to go with sandwiches or as a snack without a lot of salt. These will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
3 . Remember that pickles are typically high in sodium, which can complicate medical conditions such as high blood pressure. When buying store-bought pickles, look for those labeled low sodium.
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