Who knew that pickles are beneficial to your health! I love a good crunchy dill pickle on my burger and sandwich but since I’ve learned that they have many health benefits, I’ve been making my own.
One great health benefit of pickles is sodium. Yes, sodium is an essential electrolyte that helps to keep our bodies hydrated and gives us energy.
Pickles are good for our gut health, they boost our immune system and they soothe muscle cramps. They also regulate blood sugar and support weight loss so grab your canning jars and make a batch of pickles for yourself or to share.
- 1 ½ cups of boiled and cooled water
- 1 cup of white vinegar
Quart Jar Ingredients
1 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons dill seeds or 1 tablespoon dill weed
¼ teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 minced garlic cloves
3 - 6 sliced pickling cucumbers
- Add salt and spices to each quart jar.
- Add cucumbers, packing them in tightly and fill to ½ inch from the top.
- Add pickling liquid to cover the cucumbers and put a lid and ring on the jar.
- Shake the jar to distribute the salt and spices.
Refrigerate for 7 days and shake the jar a few seconds every day to redistribute the seasonings.*Pickles will last up to 6 months in the refrigerator.