I agree with the post that said your body needed something in the pickles. I have heard that also, or it could also be association. I crave Koshser Spears when I eat hamburgers, dill chips when I eat barbecue, and hard pretzles when I am in a bar. It will pass, and it could be worse.
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I have never had a fied pickle spear until I came down south. Yummy! I would never have thought that it would be. Of course that's probably why I gained so much in the 13 years I have been down here. trying to stay away from the fried foods and sweet tea!
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I often crave pickles, too--dill pickles! Probably because that's the saltiest thing I can think of at the time?
After all pickles are Cucumbers. And the reason they are so salty is because Cucumbers can't become Pickles without salt and sugar. Which are natural preservatives.
I think it would be better to be preserved in salt and sugar. Rather than something you need a degree in Chemistry, to understand what it is.
Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 9/16/2009 (15:13)
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Both salt and vinegar are effectively electrolytes. It's basically the useful part of a sports drink without the sugar. Fairly concentrated. In the summer, when I've been sweating like crazy, I've been known to drink a few sips of the pickle juice even. Nothing like it when your body is really craving some electrolytes. It's also the most amazing throat soother if you're a singer.
I have found that if I am craving something very specific it's because my body needs some certain aspect of that food... salt, carb, whatever... I'd say eat a couple and take care of that craving!!
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Perhaps it's the high SALT content. :)
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I'm no scientist, but I've heard that sometimes snacking on dill pickles will get rid of a sweet craving. Either way, just be thankful that you crave them - I love them myself! It's better than craving something totally bad for you!!
My secret goofy craving is those sour onions that you put in martinis. Who knows??? LOL
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