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NATIONAL PICKLE DAY – November 14

National Pickle Day November 14. Image credit: http://www.Copykat.com

NATIONAL PICKLE DAY

It may be a Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish and Danish, or Kool-Aid Pickles, whichever is your choice, eat them all day long as you celebrate National Pickle Day.

The term pickle comes from the Dutch work pekel, meaning brine.  In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to a pickled cucumber.

– Pickles are a great snack, low in calories and a good source of vitamin K.

– Sometimes served on a stick at festivals, fairs or carnivals, pickles are sometimes known as “stick pickles”.

– A rising trend in the United States is a deep-fried pickles which have a breading or batter surrounding the pickle spear or slice.

– For thousands of years pickles have been a popular food dating back to 2030 B.C.  At that time, cucumbers were imported from          India to the Tigris Valley where they were first preserved and eaten as pickles.

– Cleopatra’s full diet of pickles is what she attributed her good looks to.

– Julius Caesar fed pickles to their troops believing that they lent physical and spiritual strength.

– Each year in the United States, 5,200,000 pounds of pickles are consumed.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Pickle Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.  The first annual pickle day was celebrated in New York City in 2001.

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