Most foods are healthy, depending on the way they are made. Likewise, pickles can be healthy or unhealthy when the way they are prepared, the ingredients added and similar variables come together. Although vegetables are prepared with healthy foods such as vinegar and lemon, the salt added to the pickles can cause things to change. All right, how to make pickled vegetables?
How to make pickled vegetables? Easy!
The majority of pickles already consist of vegetables. Pickles can actually be made from any vegetable. Pickles and pickle juice are quite healthy under normal conditions. It is known that pickled cucumbers help to lose weight due to their sour and salty structure. It is also said to prevent diseases such as diabetes and cancer. In addition to being healthy, of course, it also brings different ailments when consumed too much.
According to Healthline, there are many health benefits of pickling, but the most talked-about benefit is the fact that they are probiotic. Because of the fermentation process, they are good sources of bacteria that can help to balance and maintain beneficial gut flora.
The high sodium in pickles can trigger stomach upsets. In a published recipe, the nutritional values of pickles are as follows:
Pickles, cucumber, dill, or kosher dill, 1 small spear (35g)
Instead of buying pickles from the market, it is a much healthier way to consume the pickles you prepare at home. To make an easy pickle at home, the ingredients are quite simple, boiling water, vinegar, sugar, salt, spices, and vegetables. One of the important things at this point is definitely the juice of the pickle. To prepare the liquid, add an equal amount of water and vinegar according to the ratio of the marinade you will make, and add sugar at a quarter of the salt. If you are looking for a different taste, you can also add black pepper or mustard seeds.
You can use different types of vinegar in your pickles according to your taste. Apple cider vinegar and grape cider vinegar are the two types of vinegar that are most suitable for pickles. You can prepare pickled cucumbers, but you can also turn to innovative types such as pickled mushrooms.
An easy pickle recipe that you can prepare with any vegetable you prefer:
4 1/2 cups
-2 cups apple cider vinegar
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons kosher salt
-1 tablespoon black peppercorns
-1 tablespoon mustard seeds
-10 medium cucumbers (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, quartered, sliced crosswise into 3-inch segments (If you want the recipe, you can also prepare it by adding carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, cabbage, mushrooms, broccoli and, other vegetables you like.)
Step one, bring vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns, mustard seeds, and 2 cups water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Step two, place carrots in a heatproof resealable container or jar. Pour hot brining liquid over carrots. Let cool to room temperature, then cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.
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