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Can Pickles Be Considered A Health Food?

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...regardless of type (dill, bread & butter, etc)?  Seems like, as a veggie, they get points, but the way they are prepared might negate a bit of that? 

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It depends on how you feel about salt

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Pickles are good snack foods for diabetics, just not the sweet ones.  

So  yes they are a healthier alternative to less healthy snacks.  I’m a salty snacker & go through a jar of pickles & a jar of pickled beets or garden mix a week.   I munch on them when I have a snack attack as opposed to chips.

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3 minutes ago, Further said:

It depends on how you feel about salt

You can pay me my salary in salt!

3 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

I’m a salty snacker & go through a jar of pickles & a jar of pickled beets or garden mix a week. 

I may have to mix up my pickling game and branch out to other pickled produce!

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5 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

Pickles are good snack foods for diabetics, just not the sweet ones.  

So  yes they are a healthier alternative to less healthy snacks.  I’m a salty snacker & go through a jar of pickles & a jar of pickled beets or garden mix a week.   I munch on them when I have a snack attack as opposed to chips.

hamburger dill chips are good snacking along with a bit of cheese

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I recently became a convert to those flat pickle slices made to go into a sandwich.

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4 minutes ago, late said:

I recently became a convert to those flat pickle slices made to go into a sandwich.

I tried those and went back to the wavy sliced hamburger dill chips.  I think the chips have better texture, crunch and flavor than the slices.

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Just now, jsharr said:

I tried those and went back to the wavy sliced hamburger dill chips.  I think the chips have better texture, crunch and flavor than the slices.

Ye shall be burned at the stake!

With a pickle.

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Just now, late said:

Ye shall be burned at the stake!

With a pickle.

As long as you do not turn me into a newt or put me inside a giant wooden rabbit.

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I like pickles -- if they are dill.  Sweet pickles are literally disgusting.

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20 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

snack attack

This little event may end up killing me.  It's so cute, so fun, and often oh so tasty.  But snack attacks can destroy a good man and put him in his grave early.

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11 minutes ago, Dottie said:

I like pickles -- if they are dill.  Sweet pickles are literally disgusting.

You are so very very very wrong here.  A pickle tray will include baby gherkins along with pimento stuffed olives.  The juxtaposition of the sweet pickle vs the salty olive is what unicorn tears are based off of. 

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11 minutes ago, Dottie said:

This little event may end up killing me.  It's so cute, so fun, and often oh so tasty.  But snack attacks can destroy a good man and put him in his grave early.

Esp of they are launched by Bill Cosby!  

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2 minutes ago, jsharr said:

You are so very very very wrong here.  A pickle tray will include baby gherkins along with pimento stuffed olives.  The juxtaposition of the sweet pickle vs the salty olive is what unicorn tears are based off of. 

I would say there are conversion therapy classes that both you and RE should take.

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1 minute ago, Dottie said:

I would say there are conversion therapy classes that both you and RE should take.

I do not want to be like you.

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Just now, jsharr said:

I do not want to be like you. 

We knew that WAY BEFORE this sweet vs salty pickle discussion. WAY BEFORE.

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36 minutes ago, jsharr said:

I do not want to be like you.

Salsa please.  Pass the salsa.

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23 minutes ago, Dottie said:

Salsa please.  Pass the salsa.

Image result for sweet hot relish

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What a bastard.

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While it is terrible for high blood pressure, my mother has an issue with low blood pressure and passing out. The doctor actually gave her instructions to drink pickle juice as recovering from an episode.

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My wife does spicy dill pickles, and pickles them with jalepenos in the same jar.  They are super wicked good

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pickles don't have to be salty.

the wife just pickled a few more jars of beets last night.  I have a dozen jars of pickled watermelon radishes in the pantry.  When the cukes and peppers come in, I'll do dill, b&b, gherkin.  Serrranos in gherkin pickling are awesome

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2 hours ago, Zephyr said:

My wife does spicy dill pickles, and pickles them with jalepenos in the same jar.  They are super wicked good

My mother made some batches with banana peppers that came oot waaaay too hot for her, but I loved them!

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My brother makes divine garlic dill pickles. I like almost all kinds of pickles except sweet. They cause my jaw to tense up. 

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