Happy Pickle Day!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

National Pickle Day is observed annually on November 14. The holiday has been celebrated for nearly 70 years, starting with encouragement from the Pickle Packers Association in 1949.

The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine. In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to cucumbers that are preserved in brine (salted water) with spices and herbs. In general, however, pickles are vegetables, fruits and other food items that are preserved in brine, salt and oil, or vinegar. The process is called pickling, and it kills bacteria in food, either by immersing them in an acidic solution, such as vinegar, or by fermentation. This increases the lifespan of the food item and also changes its texture and taste.

For thousands of years, pickles have been a popular food dating back to 2030 B.C. It is believed that ancient Egyptians were the first ones to use the pickling process by preserving cucumbers brought from India. The Romans believed in the healing powers of pickles, while sources suggest that Cleopatra credited her beauty to the consumption of pickles. Julius Caesar fed pickles to his troops believing that they lent physical and spiritual strength.

The phrase “getting into a pickle” is also sometimes used for when someone gets into trouble.

But, never fear, you’ll be as cool as a cucumber with these Amaretto pickles!



So pick up some Amaretto pickle traits today and relish this dilly of a day! 🥒

Till next time…Happy Breeding!


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