One of my favorite episodes of the Andy Griffith show is the one where Andy and Barney switch Aunt Bea’s home made kerosene flavored pickles for ones they purchased from a store. By the end of the show Barney and Andy have had their fill of eating pickles.
Cured Cucumbers, (pickles), date back to 2000 years before the birth of Christ. Aristotle sang their praises, because of their medicinal value, and Julius Caesar is said to have fed pickles to his troops, to give the stamina. Pickles were first utilized in Virginia in 1606
If you are looking for a low calorie snack to munch on, that will curb your appetite, you may want to pucker up and crunch on Kosher Dills. These pickles are made in traditional Jewish manner, with small gherkins cucumbers, using garlic dill, and salt brine. This is what brings forth the characteristic, sour, pungent flavor.
A small Kosher dill pickle is low in fat, has only about 5 calories, and minuscule nutritional content, which includes trace amounts of Vitamins B and K.. The dietary fiber in pickles is low, but will add to your daily recommended allowance.
Dill Pickles are a low carb food, which can help suppress your appetite. Pickles can satisfythe urge to crunch and munch, without the added calories and fat of chips and other processed snacks. While they are not a magic bullet for weight loss, eating pickles can help you consume less calories, which will in time will result in a loss of weight.
Pickles however should be eaten sparingly, because they are are high in sodium content. One small pickle has 324 mg. The daily recommended allowance for sodium intake s 2300 mg. if you ate 6 salt pickles you would have reached your RDA, and a other food you eat would increase the sodium in your body