Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
There are many uses for pickle juice, and while some are popular and common, there are some that people may not think of right away. It can be used as a preservative in canning, in a meat brine, and even as a cleaning liquid.
Used in both food and drinks, it is safe to consume for anyone who enjoys it and offers an individual taste that is not often confused with other flavors.
Pickle Juice for cooking
In cooking, pickle juice is a commonly used ingredient. It adds to many recipes for salad dressings, a preservative in canning of vegetables, and even when making a brine for meats. The acidity of the pickle juice makes it successful as a preservative while the flavor it adds makes it appealing in ways similar to vinegar.
As a brine it offers the flavor additions of salt; the acidity of the juice works to tenderize cuts of meat – and it can be used on any type of meat that you are cooking from chicken to steak.
Pickle juice for flavor
Pickle juice is also used by those who choose not to eat meat or want to add extra flavor to their sides. When added to a salad dressing it increases the flavor and acidity. With additional flavors the dressing finds a new way to spice up your regular salad.
Adding vegetables to a jar of pickle juice will create pickled vegetables. This adds a new level of flavor to the already present tastes, and the acid keeps them fresh longer.
Summer salads that are made with mayo, such as potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni or chicken salad, are all easy ways to use pickle juice. The additional flavor, salt, and the acidity adds a new dimension to these salads and offers a new twist that is unexpected and refreshing.
Pickle juice for cleaning
For cleaning your grill, there is no better cleaner than pickle juice. The acid removes the buildup and loosens any grime that has accumulated. Using the same effect on cleaning copper, straight or diluted pickle juice removes stains and shines up pots and pans.
Also useable on other metals, it can remove soap scum buildup, grease and grime, and can even age copper pots when left in contact with the metal for a few hours.
Many find themselves facing a jar of pickle juice after they finish the pickles. Rather than throw it out or dump it down the drain, it can be used for adding flavor, tenderizing meats, and even cleaning around the home.
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Kassandra Foreman has been writing freelance for five years now and enjoys learning about new things to write about. When not writing she teaches yoga and meditation with a focus on health and fitness.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.