It’s National Pickle Day!
This day is meant to recognize the tart, spicy, and even sweet treat.
It is observed every year on November 14.
Here are some facts on pickles:
- The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine.
- In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to a pickled cucumber.
- Each year in the United States, 5,200,000 pounds of pickles are consumed.
- A rising trend in the United States is deep-fried pickles. The pickle is wrapped in dough or dipped in breading and deep-fried.
- Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her diet of pickles.
- Even Julius Caesar craved the benefits of pickles. He believed pickles lent physical and spiritual strength and gave them to his troops.