National Pickle Day – day for the beloved pickled cucumber we all or most of all of us love. #PickleDay
National Pickle Day
A pickle summed up is a cucumbers that has been soaking in a vinegar, water (brine) and seasoning mixture. Dutch word pekel, meaning brine. Or known as Pickled Cucumber.
This day is held annually on November 14 with encouragement from the Pickle Packers Association in 1949.
- We consume 5,200,000 pounds of pickles each year in the United States.
- Pickles are a great snack, low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, but high in sodium.
- When served on a stick at festivals, fairs or carnivals, pickles are sometimes known as “stick pickles”.
- A rising trend in the United States is deep-fried pickles which have a breading or batter surrounding the pickle spear or slice. (Zaxby’s has good Deep Fried Pickles!)
Here is a recipe for Homemade Dill Pickles
Check out The Tradition of the Christmas Pickle
My favorite kind of pickles are Dill Pickles!
I do not like sweet pickles or bread and butter pickles.
My Favorite Dill Pickle is made by Vlasic. Oh I enjoy dill pickle juice (dill pickle brine).
Pickles are great as a snack or on a sandwich or burger.
First published November 14, 2018. Last updated or republished November 10, 2020.