National Pickle Day

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2024 DateNovember 14, 2024
2025 DateNovember 14, 2025

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National Pickle Day History

National Pickle Day aims to honor and appreciate the beloved pickle. National Pickle Day highlights the wide variety of pickled foods that exist, including cucumbers, beets, peppers, and green tomatoes, among others. Traditional pickles are made by soaking cucumbers in a mixture of water, vinegar, salt, and various spices. This allows the vegetables to ferment and develop their distinct flavor.

The history of pickles is intricately woven into human culture. Pickling was developed as a means of preserving food before modern refrigeration techniques. Cleopatra herself was a fan of pickles, believing that their consumption contributed to her beauty and youthfulness. During Christopher Columbus's voyages, he rationed pickles to his sailors to prevent scurvy, highlighting their nutritional value.

On National Pickle Day, pickle lovers from coast to coast share their enthusiasm for this tangy and crunchy treat. National Pickle Day is celebrated annually on November 14th.

National Pickle Day facts

  • According to ResearchReportsWorld, in 2023, the global pickle market size was valued at $15.4 billion. This was a 5% increased compared to the 2022 global pickle market.
  • According to Hungry Monster, every year about 5,200,000 pounds of pickles are ingested.
  • Pickles are high in vitamins. They contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and potassium.
  • The pickle market is quite significant. In the U.S. alone, consumers spend around $1 billion on pickles every year.

Top things to do for National Pickle Day

  • Try making your own pickles. There are many recipes online but the gist of it is to slice your cucumbers then make a basic brine. Pack the cucumbers in a jar, pour the brine, refrigerate it and voila!
  • Enjoy some pickles today. There are several ways to enjoy them. You can fry them, slice them, or add them to other foods.
  • Watch season 3 episode 3 of Rick and Morty. Hint: it's pickle related.
  • Check out local delis or restaurants that may celebrate with pickle-themed specials.

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