Tips on pickling food and the perfect pickle

When people hear the word “pickle”, many automatically think of cucumber pickles. However, there are many foods that can be pickled. Pickling foods at home may sound difficult or time consuming, but there are both quick and traditional options for people to choose from.

Ways to Pickle Food

There are several different ways to make pickled foods. Nearly any type of food can be pickled. Rebecca Catalena, an Alabama Extension regional agent of food safety and quality, said there are four basic types of pickles:

• brined or fermented

• fresh pack or quick process

• fruit pickles

• relishes

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