4 Facts About Pickles And Weight Loss


Weight loss is about burning more calories than you eat, so simply eating pickles won’t melt away the pounds. But pickles are low in calories — so they can fit into a weight loss, calorie-controlled diet — and have some properties that might help with fat loss. But their high sodium content means you might gain water weight after eating them, which can impact the results you see on the scale.

1 – A Low-Calorie Snack for Weight Loss

Including pickles in your diet as a healthy snack can help you shed pounds, thanks to their low calorie count. A cup of dill pickles — regular or low sodium — has just 17 calories. Even if you’re following a very restricted diet of 1,200 calories per day, that’s less than 2 percent of your daily calorie allowance. If you’re craving dill pickle-flavored chips or popcorn, satisfy your craving with actual pickles to lose weight. Each 1 ounce serving of dill pickle chips has 160 calories — if you swapped out the chips for real dill pickles three times a week for a year, you’d save enough calories to lose more than 6 pounds of fat.

Make sure you stick with unsweetened pickles for your low-calorie snack, though. Sweetened pickles, like bread and butter pickles, are much higher in calories — 146 calories per cup. Most of those calories come from the sugar use to sweeten the pickles, which means sweetened varieties aren’t ideal for a weight loss diet.

2 – Potential Benefits From Vinegar

Pickles’ sour taste comes from the vinegar mixture that makes up the pickle brine. This vinegar contains acetic acid, which might play a role in weight loss. One animal study, published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition in 2015, reports that rats fed acetic acid were more resistant to obesity than rats that didn’t get acetic acid. Vinegar might also keep food in your stomach for longer after a meal — literally “filling” you up and boosting satisfaction after a meal — according to a review published in Nutrition Reviews in 2014. The review also notes that vinegar might boost your calorie burn throughout the day, which makes it easier to burn more calories than you eat and lose weight. However, the review also notes that the evidence for vinegar and weight loss is preliminary; while these early results show promise for vinegar as a weight loss aid, more research is needed to know just how well it helps you shed pounds.

3 – Sodium and Weight Loss

Pickles have one major drawback — their sodium content. Sodium doesn’t actually prevent you from losing fat, but it can make it harder to notice weight loss in your regular weigh-ins. That’s because sodium makes your body retain water, so you might gain a few pounds from the added water weight. Regular dill pickles have 1,157 milligrams of sodium per cup — that’s 48 percent of the daily value — while sweet pickles have 731 milligrams of sodium, or 30 percent of the daily value, per cup. For a healthier option that won’t make you gain water weight, go for low-sodium pickles. This variety has a negligible 26 milligrams of sodium per cup.

4 – Serving Pickles for Weight Loss

Use pickles — the low-sodium variety, of course — to add flavor to diet-friendly meals without adding much fat or calories. Chopped pickles work well on a leafy green salad, while pickle slices in turkey or chicken breast sandwiches give a flavor boost so you don’t have to use fattier flavorings like mayo. Add chopped pickles to your tuna and chicken salads. Pickles are lower in calories than the other ingredients in these salads — including the chicken, tuna and mayonnaise — so adding pickles to the mix lets you eat a larger portion size for roughly the same number of calories.

If you get bored with plain cucumber pickles, experiment with other low-sodium pickled veggies. Pickled beans, beets, cauliflower and even asparagus make low-calorie snacks, and they help you boost your vegetable intake while you satisfy your salt craving.

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How do we ship? UPS. UPS ground is standard. For customers on the West Coast we recommend 3 day select if ordering our Half Sour pickles.

When do we ship? Shipping orders are sent out Monday through Wednesday. California Oregon, and Washington are only shipped out Monday’s when shipped UPS Ground.

How do you pack your jars? All containers are hand packed. This means the top of the mason jars are not sealed to hear the pop. This does not affect the product, but you will not always hear the pop sound.

What kind of container we use to ship pickles and olives in?

½ pint- Glass Mason Jar

Pint- Glass Mason Jar

Quart- Glass Mason Jar

½ Gallon- Plastic

Gallon- Plastic

How many pickles come in a quart? About 10 depending on the size of the cucumber

How many pickles come in a ½ gallon? About 20 depending on the size of the cucumber

How many pickles come in a gallon? About 40 depending on the size of the cucumber

What is the Shelf life of your products?

Pickles- up to 4 months

Olives- up to 4 months

Relish- up to 3 months

Pickled Condiments- up to 3 months

Except for the peppadews, sweet red peppers, marinated artichokes- 6 weeks

Do you have “Garlic Pickles” Our garlic pickles are called Full Sours. Also known as “Deli Style” sometimes referred as Dill (garlicy and salty)

What does a Full Sour pickle taste like? Garlicy, salty, and packs a punch. Slightly softer pickle, has been in the brine for over 3 months!

What does a Half Sour pickle taste like?

Fresh, almost like a cucumber, crunchy with slight salt taste. At the farmers’ markets these pickles are called “New Pickles”

Are your products Kosher?

Yes, under the RCBC Rabbinical Council of Bergen County

Are your products organic? No

Are your products gluten free? Yes

Are your products Vegan? Yes

Do you any products contain nuts? We do carry an almond stuffed olive, so there is a slight chance of traces of nuts in our facility.

Are any pickles made with sugar? Sweet pickle chips, Sweet chili chips, Sweet horseradish chips.

Are any pickles made without vinegar? Half Sours

Do your products need to be refrigerated? Yes, to prolong the life of the product. Our pickles, olives, relishes and more are made with natural ingredients. Our products stay crisper and cruncher when cold.

My pickles are in a cloudy brine is that safe? Yes, we use natural preservatives so this does happen the longer the pickles sit in the brine. Half Sours tend to have a clearer brine; Full Sours have a dark muddy brine. Over time it will turn. Make sur to keep them refrigerated to prolong the life of the product.

Do you ship during the summer months? Yes, we ship UPS with frozen ice packs. We recommend shipping 3-day select if you live on the west coast. We will always make sure the product can sustain the weather before deciding to ship.

Is your sauerkraut raw? Yes, our sauerkraut is made by fermentation


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