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    So I buy pickles with live cultures for my probiotics. And instead of buying more pickles when I run out, I save the jar full of pickle juice and take a swig of it with dinner. Do you think this provides sufficient probiotics?

  • #2
    much less than the pickles themselves, but there are still little bugs swimming around in the juice itself

    you could start making your own fermented pickles like that too, just save the juice
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    • #3
      i think so. you could leave it out for 24 hrs and the bacteria should multiply (to a point).
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      • #4
        Yeah, you're definitely still getting some, but like bloodorchild said, probs not as much. I used to do the same thing, take swigs of my leftover pickle juice... but the juice always lasted much longer than my willfulness to do so, so I would inevitably just get more pickles and *eep!* toss the juice.
        I never know what to put in these things. I write songs!

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        • #5
          I use the juice in certain recipes and salad dressings. Yummy tangy goodness!
          The more I see the less I know for sure.
          -John Lennon

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          • #6
            i found a recipe on a low carb site that was 'pork and cream sauce'

            the cream sauce was sour cream and pickle juice was pretty good
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
              i found a recipe on a low carb site that was 'pork and cream sauce'

              the cream sauce was sour cream and pickle juice was pretty good
              haha that's strange...seems like it would be kinda runny.

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              • #8
                kinda soupy *nod*
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                • #9
                  I bought a jar of really good pickles from whole paycheck without any vinegar. After eating the pickles I just refilled the jar with the cucumbers I bought in the store. Leave out of the fridge, let them ferment to desire state. Put back in the fridge to slow down fermentation. Saves $ and you can control how sour you want to make them.

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                  • #10
                    How long do you leave them unrefrigerated? I shredded some cabbage and filled up one of my pickle jars but I didn't realize I needed to leave them out of the fridge to ferment.

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                    • #11
                      Just be careful doing that. When my husband was little, his big brother dared him to drink pickle juice. He downed a full pitcher of juice and landed himself in the ER with dehydration.
                      Not that you're gonna do that, but jus'sayin.
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                      • #12
                        wow.
                        i used to drink pickle juice all the time with no issues, though i never drank a full gallon of it. i guess moderation, and eat potassium-rich foods? also, there's probably a big difference between your run-of-the-mill gallon of pickles (assuming it was commercial) and lacto-fermented pickles.
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                        • #13
                          Oh for sure, it's insanely salty. I've stopped doing it because the excess salt is leaving me pretty parched, and I drink quite a bit of water.

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                          • #14
                            Your stomach needs hundreds of different bacteria strains. Just a couple from a pickle jar won't do much for that. Plus, your gut sanitizes food when it enters, so not very much of that bacteria in the food you eat is likely to start a culture in you. All fermenting does is it pre-digests foods for you, which is the same concept as cooking. Your stomach has evolved to desire easy-to-digest foods including things pre-digested through cooking or fermenting.

                            If you want probiotics in the sense of actually improving your gut bacteria, that's way more difficult.

                            A) You could try pills. These can be tricky, and I've heard mixed things on them.
                            B) An operation that inserts bacteria from the poop of a healthy person into your gut. Poop is 33-50% bacteria if you didn't know already.
                            Last edited by wiltondeportes; 03-28-2012, 10:35 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kilian View Post
                              How long do you leave them unrefrigerated? I shredded some cabbage and filled up one of my pickle jars but I didn't realize I needed to leave them out of the fridge to ferment.
                              If you are interested in fermented foods and easy recipes, pick up a copy of Wild Fermentation. I read the book and just started my first batch of sauerkraut.

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