Kerala Homemade Pickles- Importance of handmade pickles


Kerala Homemade Pickles- Importance of handmade pickles

What are pickles

Pickling is one of the oldest and most successful methods of food preservation known to humans. It is difficult to suggest a date for production of the first pickled foods, but it is known that both vinegar and spices were being used during biblical times. Pickles of various kinds are known throughout India and many parts of the world. They are good appetizers and add to the palatability of a meal. Fermentation of plant and animal foods was known to the early Egyptians, and fish were preserved by brining in prehistoric times.

Pickles are a delicacy that is made all around the world. Some people make it with fruits whereas some people use vegetables. Whatever the ingredients may be, it is a famous recipe and liked by all. For making pickles various equipment are required which includes one of the most important one, which is a pickle jar.


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Traditional Kerala Pickles


Traditional Kerala Pickles Importance Of homemade pickles

  • Helps digestion- Fermented pickles are full of good bacteria called pro-biotic, which are  important for gut  health.
  • Fights diseases- Cucumbers are high in an antioxidant called beta-carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A.
  • May ease muscle cramps.
  • Curb sugar spikes.

How to store pickles?

Always store pickles in glass bottles, in dry places away from sunlight. Since oil is a preservative, make sure there is a good oil coating on the pickle – you can ensure this by shaking the pickle container well after each use, till the oil coats the pickle and you can see a glossy layer on top. This will prevent contact with air, and make the pickles stay fresh for a year

Always store in dry ceramic jar /bharani or a glass jar

Store in cool & dry place.

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Traditional Kerala Pickles

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Traditional Kerala Pickles-Health benefits of Pickles

  • Pickles are rich in antioxidants
  • Rich source of essential vitamins and minerals
  • Pickle helps to boost the immunity
  • Improves the process of digestion in the body
  • Pickles protect your liver

For Pickling Liquids- For heating pickling liquids, use un-chipped enamelware, stainless steel, aluminum or glass pots. Do not use copper, brass, iron or galvanized utensils. These metals may react with acids or salts and cause undesirable color and flavors, or even form toxic compounds in the pickle mixture.d