Dill, Gherkin, or Bread and Butter?
Pickle-lovers rejoice! It’s National Pickle Day!
National Pickle Day is observed on November 14 and has been celebrated for nearly 70 years.
A few facts you may not know about the pickle:
- Over five million pounds of pickles are consumed in the U.S. every year.
- Pickles are a good source of vitamin K but can be high in sodium.
- Deep fried pickles, covered in breading or batter, are becoming a trend at festivals and carnivals.
- Pickles date back to 2030 B.C.
- Cleopatra attributed her good looks to a diet rich in pickles.
- Julius Caesar fed pickles to his troops because he believed they increased physical and spiritual strength.