Cathy Isom fills you in about why you may want to stock up on your favorite pickles today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Today is National Pickle Day. It’s a day to honor the culinary history of pickles while enjoying one or more as a snack.
Pickles have been a popular food for thousands of years. In 2030 B.C., cucumbers were imported from India to the Tigris Valley. There, they were first preserved and eaten as pickles. In ancient Egypt, people consumed pickles for their nutritional value and because they were thought to enhance beauty. Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her full diet of pickles.
Pickles are a great snack, low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, though they can be high in sodium.
Whether it’s a dill, gherkin, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, or Kool-Aid Pickle use #NationalPickleDay to post on social media.
I’m Cathy Isom…