Interesting Facts About Pickles

Fun Facts about Pickles Pickles

We’ve always love learning more and more about the amazing snacks that are pickles. Not only do they have a fascinating history, but also there’s a ton of facts that aren’t that well known. For instance, did you know that Shakespeare himself came up with the phrase “in a pickle”? If you think that’s wild, check out more fun pickle facts!

  • The Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American eats 8.5 lbs of pickles a year! How many do you think you eat a year?
  • 30 out of 50 states in the US manufacture pickles every year.
  • Napoleon valued pickling so much that he offered a huge financial prize to anyone who could come up with a new way of preserving food. In 1809, Nicholas Appert won the award after learning that removing air from a container, then boiling it kept food from spoiling.
  • In Connecticut, the only way for a pickle to be considered a pickle, is if it bounces or not.
  • According to the US Supreme Court, like tomatoes, pickles are technically fruits.
  • November 14th is National Pickle Day.
  • Cleopatra credits pickles as the source of her renowned beauty.
  • George Washington had collected over 400 variations of pickles.
  • 40% of all pickles produced in the United States during WW2 were rationed for soldiers.
  • In 2000, the Philadelphia Eagles credited their win over the Dallas Cowboys in smoldering heat due to drinking ice-cold pickle juice.
  • Elvis Presley was a huge fan of fried pickles.
  • At one point, people believed pickles were a good source of managing the acid levels in one’s body.
  • More than half of the cucumbers grown in the US are turned into pickles every year.
  • Kool-Aid pickles are a popular variation of pickles, in which you soak cut up pickles in Kool-Aid for a week.
  • Berrien Spring Michigan is the unofficial Pickle Capital of the World.
  • Christopher Columbus used pickles to prevent his sailors from getting scurvy, saving his crew and leading to Columbus arriving at North America.

For a lot of us, pickles are a part of our daily diet, and for others, it’s just the occasional snack. Regardless of how often you’re consuming pickles (potentially 9 lbs a year), you can’t deny how interesting they are! So what do you think? Does this article make you want to open up a fancy jar of pickles?

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