Pickling was most likely an invention of necessity over flavor. Archeologists believe we’ve been pickling since as far back as 2400 B.C. when the ancient Mesopotamians realized that by immersing produce in a brine or vinegar they could extend the life of foods for either travel or to enjoy out of season. When cucumbers were brought in from India around 2000 B.C., a match made in heaven was created.
Here are seven more facts about our favorite pickled produce.
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