What is “Pickles”?

Pickled food is a globally loved food that delivers us a lot of joy and happiness.

Pickled food has many different and unique faces like Gerkin, Nukadtuke, Kimuchi, etc.

Let’s check out what makes pickles as pickled food

 What is Pickles?

There are a few reasons to make us confused to understand what makes ”pickles”.

”Pickle” and ”Pickles”?

Many of us get confused between ”Pickle” and ”pickles” as the difference between these two words are not just a singular form or plural form of the word.

Pickle (a.k.a Gerkin)” is a name of pickled cucumbers that you often see in hamburgers.

Pickles” is a general term for pickled food that is soaked in a solution.

2 types of pickles 

Pickles can be categorized into two types. One is a type of pickles preserved in vinegar. The other is soaked into salt to encourage fermentation.

Pickling is the process of preserving or extending the shelf life of food by either anaerobic fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar. The pickling procedure typically affects the food's texture, taste and flavor.


Pickles in the world

There are so many types of pickles in the world. Let’s check out a list of pickles.

Miso Pickles Japan
Kimchi South Korea
Giardiniera Italy
Mango Pickle India
L'hamd Markad Morocco
Torshi Left Israel 
Pickled Herring Sweden
Sauerkraut Germany