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Old 06-25-2017, 12:48 PM
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I'm totally serious! I keep hearing that eating pickles can be beneficial health-wise, but I don't like them. I don't like vinegary stuff, and I don't like sour. But I'm willing to give them a try if I can find a kind I like. What would be a good pickle for a pickle beginner like me? I'd like it to be available at a basic grocery store, not something from a gourmet shop (even though those may be tastier).


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Old 06-25-2017, 12:53 PM
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I can't stand them. Everything is either good for you or bad for you.

My theory (although I'm not really following it these days, but that's a different post) is everything in moderation.
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Hmmm...
Old 06-25-2017, 01:15 PM
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I love pickles, so I'm extremely biased. I can alternate between dills and sweet gherkins, so it's definitely not all about the vinegar/sourness! My grandmother used to can pickles, and I really miss her bread and butter pickles--they're more sweet than tart!

And, who knew, here's a reference for you!
https://www.ilovepickles.org/node/18

I used to live near the town of Mt. Olive, NC. Even if you never find a pickle you can love, if you're ever there around New Year's Eve, stop by for the pickle drop!
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:16 PM
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I've never heard of pickles being good for you due to the sodium. I'm curious of the health benefits you've learned about?

I've always loved pickles. I like them all except for the spicy variety--I like spicy food but I like a good, solid, plain pickle. I like bread and butter pickle slices (chips, I think they're labeled) on sandwiches. I also like pickle relish and sweet relish the best, but I don't often eat hot dogs.

My favorite, and the name escapes me, are the refrigerated pickles. I just bought some. For a beginner I would start there, and start with the spears.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:24 PM
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Another pickle lover here. Claussen dills are delicious and taste best if you buy them whole and slice yourself.


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Old 06-25-2017, 01:29 PM
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Hmm, very helpful. An article even! Keep the suggestions coming. Thank you everyone!

WestCoastTch, they have probiotics and are good for digestion. Lots of salt, yes, so as GreyhoundGirl said, in moderation.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:44 PM
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I love pickles. There's a restaurant near work and if I get the right waiter, he brings me out basically the whole jar if I order a side of pickles.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:49 PM
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There are sweet varieties (which I think are nasty) you might try if you don't like the sour.

I knew a guy who dropped a ton of weight. We were talking about his diet one day and he said his lunch every single day was two hard boiled eggs and a pickle It worked!
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:54 PM
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Amiga 13...those are my ALL time favorite pickles!!!!!!!
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Old 06-25-2017, 02:56 PM
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I love garlic pickles and sweet gerkins. I don't keep gerkins in the house because I could eat the whole jar in one sitting.


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Old 06-25-2017, 03:14 PM
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The best pickles come with a side of Boody Mary!!
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Half sours
Old 06-25-2017, 03:19 PM
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My favorites are half sours. They're usually available at the deli. They would be great for a beginner because they're only partially brined; they still have some cucumber flavor and a lot of crunch.
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I like lots of kinds
Old 06-25-2017, 03:56 PM
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of pickles, but my all time favorite is the ones my mom made. She bought sour pickles, made a syrup/brine (don't know what it was called), put the picked she had sliced in a crock, poured the stuff over it and left it a week. They were so good. No way I could eat just one.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:33 PM
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I love pickles of all kinds so I'm probably not the best person to ask

But what about bread and butter pickles since they are so sweet ?
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:42 PM
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Quote:
I love pickles of all kinds so I'm probably not the best person to ask

But what about bread and butter pickles since they are so sweet ?
That's exactly the same answer I was going to give! Great minds think alike.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:50 PM
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Sweet definitely sounds more my style!

Thanks again for all the suggestions!
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:58 PM
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Well, since you aren't eating the pickles......I'll just get them out of your way

If you are interested in eating them and don't like sour then maybe sweet pickles, bread and butter pickles, or half sours.

I am curious though, what are the health benefits of a pickle that you can't get from just eating cucumbers? I wonder because if you don't like pickles, I would think that a cucumber would be just as good for you. The sugar in the sweet pickles and bread and butter pickles might not be so good for you.
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