Fermented Pickles Articles

Homemade Pickles And Relishes

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From the United States Agricultural Department 1935 Four types of pickles and relishes are made at home. The easiest to make are the fruit pickles such as whole pickled peaches, crabapples, or pearas, cooked in a spicy sweet-sour syrup. Then there are quick-process pickles made from vegetahles salted down overnightand …

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Brined Vegetables

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From the United States Agricultural Department 1935 Brined vegetable pickles are liked particularly for the crisp texture and characteristic flavor developed during the brining process. The vegetables may be prepared either by the short or the long brining process. In the short brine a 5 percent salt solution is used. …

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Probiotics Bifidobacterium bifidum

These days, it is very common to hear the word probiotics. Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of health supplements and in food products. Even the famous cultured milk drink contains probiotics. But what is probiotics? Is probiotics really safe to consume and what is the usual …

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5 Things To Know About Probiotics


Probiotics are live microorganisms (e.g., bacteria) that are either the same as or similar to microorganisms found naturally in the human body and may be beneficial to health. If you picture the human body as a “host” for bacteria and other microorganisms, you might have a better understanding of probiotics. …

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The Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle

Anti Inflammatory Lifestyle

The Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Inflammation is one of the body’s natural ways of protecting itself. It involves many chemical reactions that help to fight off infections, increase blood flow to places that need healing, and generate pain as a signal that something is wrong with the body. Unfortunately, as with any …

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Downfalls Of ‘Detox’


It seems everyone is talking about “detoxification” (detox) diets and regimens. These products are also called “cleanses” or “flushes”. This terminology refers to a means of removing toxins from your body or losing weight. These diets can be dangerous, especially since your body already comes equipped with a detoxification system. …

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The Fermented Foods Of Tohoku

Fermented Foods Of Tohoku

Tohoku is home to many food products made from locally harvested ingredients that have been fermented. Initially produced out of necessity in response to the challenges of its harsh winter climate, the fermented foods of Tohoku have become an essential part of the region’s dietary culture. All over the world, …

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Cucumber : Cucumis sativus Introduction The cucumber (cucumis sativus) is one of the most important market vegetables in the tropics and it is also the basis of an extensive pickling industry. It is assumed to be a native of the Northern India. In Sri Lanka, cucumber is best eaten sliced as a …

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Cucumber Production

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Production Requirements Cucumbers are warm season vegetables. They do not tolerate frost. Temperatures below 10° C (50° F) may impact crop growth and negatively affect fruit quality. They require well drained, compaction-free locations with ample fertility. Freshmarket cucumbers respond well to plasticulture and fertigation. High levels of nitrogen may result …

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Food And Mood


Did you know that what you eat can affect your mental health? Some foods contain vitamins and nutrients that support brain health and help improve mood, energy and concentration levels. Fruits and vegetables Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibre found in food. They are the main source of energy …

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