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Benefits of eating a pickle


Pickles do more than add a crunchy, crispy, tangy bite to your favorite sandwich or burger. Pickled cucumbers also pack loads of vitamins and minerals in their vinegary brine. Pickles can help with your digestion. Fermented pickles are full of good bacteria called probiotics, which are important for gut health. A healthy gut can help you fight off diseases and stay healthy during plague times such as the COVID season our country is currently in. Cucumbers are high in an antioxidant called beta-carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. Carotene is a powerful compound that’s been shown to help lower your chances of dying of heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory diseases, and other conditions.

Pickles also may ease muscle cramps. Some athletes swear by pickle juice after exercise to quickly replace lost electrolytes. One study found that pickle juice may work slightly better than water to relieve muscle cramps. But the evidence is weak. Pickles will also curb sugar spikes. Pickle juice, specifically the vinegar in it, may help keep your blood sugar levels even. That may benefit people who are at risk for diabetes. So ladies and gentlemen, drink you some pickle juice sometimes when you feel your sugar levels escalate.








Vitamin & Nutrition Facts


Like most vegetables, pickles are almost all water and have very little fat or protein. They also have a high concentration of vitamins because the salty brine draws out the water from the pickles.

Their nutritional values vary depending on the type. For example, a whole dill pickle has about:

Vitamin C A K

If you prefer a smaller serving of pickles, a half cup of sliced sweet bread and butter pickles has:

  • More than 3% of your daily value for vitamin A

  • About 1/3 of your daily requirement of vitamin K

  • About 4% of the calcium for the day

  • About 2% of your daily requirement of potassium

Since a Big Mike Specialty Pickle is a Dill Pickle that we make sweet like bread and butter we found it necessary to share the nutritional value of both a Dill and Bread and Butter Pickle. We just recently completed our nutritional facts for Big Mike’s and I will add the link for you below to view it on our site.

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