The perfect day to celebrate the National Pickle Day (14 November 2019). Pickle is the sour cucumber that we enjoy in most of our dishes. The fresh feeling you get when eating pickle is just indescribable. Often enjoyed in your hamburger, this little gem is that extraordinary when it comes to souring your dish.
This pickled cucumber should be appreciated by celebrating the National Pickle Day with your loved ones. Embrace every pickle in the world by enjoying eating pickle in the joyous day of National Pickle Day.
History of Pickle
Food pickling was claimed to be discovered in the Indian subcontinent in 2400BC. Traditionally, pickled food was commonly brought along for a long journey due to its long shelf life.
Salted pork and salted beef were the go-to food for a long sea voyage. Dishes were pickled either using vinegar or salt and foods that were usually pickled are of vegetables, fruits, fish, dairy and eggs.
Nowadays, people enjoy eating pickle for its taste and flavour, especially pickled cucumber. The pickled cucumber is preserved in vinegar and salt to keep and produce the sour taste while preserving the longevity.
Benefits of Pickle
- Soothe Muscle Cramp
The vinegar content in the pickle has a pain-relieving effect that can help to soothe body muscles.
- Boost Immunisation system
The process of fermentation and pickling causes the pickle to contains natural anti-oxidants, which can boost immunisation system.
- Reduce the risk of having spleen cancer.
According to Healthline (2014), a study has found that a probiotic content in pickle was effective in reducing spleen cancer in mice.
- Keep your blood level sugar in check
Eating pickled food may reduce blood sugar increment due to the vinegar content in the diet
How to Celebrate National Pickle Day
Celebrate National Pickle Day with your loved ones by making a dozen pickles and share it around with people around you. There is nothing more perfect than enjoying your day by eating pickles together with people around you. Here is a recipe of making pickles:
- Put the cucumbers in a jarred-water.
- Add vinegar and salt into the jar.
- Carefully lid the jar to make sure the jar is sealed properly.
- Boil the jar on a pot of half-full water for 15 minutes.
- Remove the jar from the pot and leave it in room temperature for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, your pickled cucumbers are ready to be enjoyed. You can keep the pickles in your refrigerator up to 3 months to enjoy eating them slowly with your homies. And Happy National Pickle Day!
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