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It’s National Pickle Day – what’s your favorite kind of pickle?

Posted at 12:00 AM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 00:00:57-05

Dill, Gherkin, or Bread and Butter?

Pickle-lovers rejoice! It’s National Pickle Day!

National Pickle Day is observed on November 14 and has been celebrated for nearly 70 years.

A few facts you may not know about the pickle:

  • Over five million pounds of pickles are consumed in the U.S. every year.
  • Pickles are a good source of vitamin K but can be high in sodium.
  • Deep fried pickles, covered in breading or batter, are becoming a trend at festivals and carnivals.
  • Pickles date back to 2030 B.C.
  • Cleopatra attributed her good looks to a diet rich in pickles.
  • Julius Caesar fed pickles to his troops because he believed they increased physical and spiritual strength.