Other than being used as a tool for pranking, pickle juice gets tossed out in a lot of people’s homes. Why shouldn’t it? Its look isn’t appetizing. It’s part of the food’s packaging. And the jar will just take up space.
Turns out there are a boatload of benefits to this sour concoction. Pickles are good on their own, but that briny juice is nothing short of a magical elixir. It heals, it kills, and it preserves. That’s some powerful stuff!
Jump below to learn about all the ways pickle juice is more than cucumber brine. It’s an acquired taste for sure, but one you may want to give a shot – literally and figuratively.
1- Hangover Remedy
A good dose of pickle juice after a night of boozing can help you curb a hangover before it really kicks in. Drink some before you hit the pillow or as soon as you wake up to stave off drinking’s aftermath. In some bars, you can even order a “pickleback” shot to follow your regular round of spirits. Be proactive!
2- Kills Weeds
Spray or pour the juice directly onto weeds to get rid of them. The mix of vinegar and salt is what does it.
3- Pickle Anything
It’s true. You can reuse the juice to pickle other foods. Just dump some carrots, eggs, peppers or whatever you’d like into the jar and let it brine for a few days.
4- Deviled Eggs
For an added punch to your deviled eggs recipe, add about a tablespoon of dill pickle juice to your mashed yolks.
5- Upset Stomach
A sour stomach can be tamed with the neutralizing power of pickle juice. It’s great for stomach bugs as well as morning sickness. Try it!
6- Workout Drink
If you don’t believe this one, look it up. Pro and amateur athletes swear by pickle juice as a reliable pre-and-post-workout drink. Due to its electrolyte content, you stay hydrated and what you sweat out is restored. Oh, and bottled workout pickle juice drinks are really a thing, too. Check your local grocer!
7- Muscle Cramps
It’s been verified by science that pickle juice stops muscle cramps in their tracks. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium chloride fight cramping. Because of that and its electrolytes, jars of this stuff line practice benches all over. It’s the drink of choice for sports players, and coaches cosign on it.
8- Sunburn Soother
To soothe your sun-cooked skin, blot it with pickle juice. The vinegar in it helps to take the sting out of the burn and calm any blistering. Hold a pickle on especially sore spots to find relief. It’s good for kids too!
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