Nice weather this weekend? Fire up your grill! And remember, do NOT hold the pickles....Why?
Aristotle praised their health aspects; Cleopatra believed them a source of her beauty; Emperor Tiberius ate them every day and Charlemagne, Napoleon and Julius Caesar thought them healthful and invigorating.
For more than 4,000 years, cucumbers (Cucummis sativus) have been preserved in brine (salt solution) and eaten as pickles, first in India, particularly in the Tigris Valley, and now all over the world.
Pickles are a great low-calorie and low-fat addition to any barbecue, but for those trying to reduce their sodium intake, a plain cuke is best!
Read more about the benefits of pickles here: http://www.today.com/id/24987439/ns/today-today_grilling_guide_2008/t/fire-grill-dont-hold-pickles/