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Are pickles related to cucumbers?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 4 years ago
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Pat is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

Pickles are cucumbers that have been brined and "pickled" usually in vinegar, salt and sometimes sugar with dill and other aromatics.

added over 4 years ago

other veg's can be pickled too. the pickling solution can vary its ingredients to bring out a certain taste in the veg. so eventhough cucumbers are the base of store bought pickles, the flavorings make them bread and butter type or dills or sweet pickles etc.the possibilities are great for pickle tastes and varieties. so many recipes, so little time...


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 4 years ago

Cucumbers can become pickles but not all pickles are cucumbers. Pickling and fermenting are preservation techniques which have the added benefit of enhancing flavor, like say, kimchi.


amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

They're related, but only by marriage.