November 14 is National Pickle Day! Made from cucumbers, folks have been enjoying the crispy, crunchy cukes for centuries. In fact, it is believed pickles were first preserved and consumed back in 2030 B.C. Today, pickles are considered big business. Americans eat about 26 billion pickles each year.
Pickles are cucumbers that have been preserved in a seasoned bring or vinegar mix. While many enjoy pickles on burgers and sandwiches, other people eat pickles as a low-fat, low-calorie snack. Although some are high in sodium, pickles are a great source of iron, potassium and Vitamin A too.
Pickles are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and flavors. From the sweet bread-and-butter variety and sour dill to the deep fried, today is the perfect day to get your pickle on!
Today is also World Diabetes Day.