· Cucumber pickles are often served as a "side dish" to various lunches in the form of a "pickle spear", which is a pickled cucumber cut length-wise into quarters or sixths
· The pickle may be used as a condiment on a hamburger or other sandwich (usually in slice form), or on a sausage or hot dog in chopped form as pickle relish. A pickle slice is commonly referred to as a chip.
· Soured cucumbers are commonly used in a variety of dishes - for example, pickle-stuffed meatloaf, potato salad or chicken salad - or consumed alone as an appetizer.
· The pickle may be used as a condiment on a hamburger or other sandwich (usually in slice form), or on a sausage or hot dog in chopped form.
· Pickles have also been introduced in fried form, either deep-fried plain, or with a breading surrounding the spear.
How to store pickled cucumber
Pickled cucumber should be stored in an air tight container in refrigerator.
Health benefits of pickled cucumber
· The sour pickled cucumbers (technically a fruit) are low in calories. large gherkin may contain 25-40 calories.
· They also contain a moderate amount of vitamin K. Cucumbers' hard skin is rich in fiber and contains a variety of beneficial minerals including silica, potassium and magnesium
· Most sour pickled cucumbers are high in sodium, while the sweet ones are rich in sugar content and calories. They should be used sparingly only as a part of an otherwise healthy diet.