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November 14, 2012 is National Pickle Day
November 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM
November 14, 2012 is

National Pickle Day

It’s National Pickle Day! Pickles have been a popular food for thousands of years. In 2030 B.C., cucumbers were imported from India to the Tigris Valley. There, they were first preserved and eaten as pickles.

In ancient Egypt, people consumed pickles for their nutritional value and because they were thought to enhance beauty. Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her full diet of pickles. Centuries later, Napoleon believed that pickles offered health benefits for his armies, so he offered a huge cash prize to anyone who was able to preserve them safely. 

Today we honor the culinary history of pickles. This versatile vegetable can be enjoyed as a condiment, snack, or side dish. Stock up on your favorite kind of pickles and celebrate National Pickle Day!

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  • DixieFlower
    November 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    I love pickles :)

  • LivinDeadGurl
    November 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM


    Quoting DixieFlower:

    I love pickles :)

    Me too!

  • Janet
    by Janet
    November 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM

     Me to.

     

    Quoting DixieFlower:

    I love pickles :)

     

  • delanna6two
    November 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Happy belated Pickle Day!  Love sour pickles or slices with a little spice or just sour....yum!!!

  • LOVES67
    by LOVES67
    November 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM
    Like pickles..
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