PICKLING FOR BEGINNERS: HOW TO GET STARTED

Pickling was invented to preserve food in the days before refrigeration, but it has become a popular snack for its delicious acidic taste.

WHAT IS PICKLING?

Pickling is a form of preserving food achieved either through something called anaerobic fermentation or by submerging it in vinegar.

There are two traditional ways of pickling food. Because of the high acidity in vinegar, submerging food in a vinegar solution stops bad bacteria from growing.

TWO TYPES OF PICKLING

The other pickling method (anaerobic fermentation) happens through a saltwater brine.

TWO TYPES OF PICKLING

WHAT IS PICKLING SPICE?

The herbs and spices vary by the recipe but usually include:

> Bay leaves > Mustard seeds > Peppercorns > Dried chili peppers

WHAT CAN I PICKLE?

Cucumbers (obviously) – Zucchini – Hot Peppers – Carrots – Radishes

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