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#1 Runningforme82

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:23 PM

Can a MOD weigh in on the ingredients of these pickles??
Not sure about the Gum Arabic, what is that? Thanks :)Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1367432595.908079.jpg   69.48KB   19 downloads
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:53 PM

Gum arabic is not on the condemned list. It is a stabilizer. Like guar gum, it is used in both food and industrial settings which sort of makes me want to stay away from it. If you already own the pickles, I say go ahead, but maybe you can find cleaner pickles at your store. Bubbies makes a very good and very clean pickle.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:55 PM

According to Wikipedia: Gum arabic, also known as acacia gum, chaar gund, char goond, or meska, is a natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the acacia tree.

The pickles look okay.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Thank you both! The pickles are the cleanest I've found in my area. My friend was searching for some as she is more of a pickle addict then I! Was hoping these would work for both of us!
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:31 AM

Gum arabic is not on the condemned list. It is a stabilizer. Like guar gum, it is used in both food and industrial settings which sort of makes me want to stay away from it. If you already own the pickles, I say go ahead, but maybe you can find cleaner pickles at your store. Bubbies makes a very good and very clean pickle.


I <3 Bubbies Dill pickles!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:18 AM

I found some others :) Yay! Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1367464673.916533.jpg   90.97KB   13 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1367464689.289541.jpg   77.96KB   15 downloads
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:19 AM

Though they are $10/jar....doh!!!
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:21 AM

Oh I think I have seen those. I haven't tried them though.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:34 AM

I actually made some "pickles" the other day (in quotes as they're not at all authentically picklish): put garlic, black pepper, whatever you want in the bottom of a jar, slice cucumbers and jam into the jar as much as you can without squishing. Boil equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, then completely fill the jar so there's a bit of vinegar above the cucumbers. Then stick in the fridge for a day, then eat. Apparently they'll last a month in the fridge, which is pretty good for minimal effort.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:42 AM

That reminds me. One of the food network guys said you can refill an empty pickle jar and make more pickles with the brine. He made it sound like you just put the cukes in the jar..no heating or anything. That sounds too easy.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:48 AM

That reminds me. One of the food network guys said you can refill an empty pickle jar and make more pickles with the brine. He made it sound like you just put the cukes in the jar..no heating or anything. That sounds too easy.


I've nearly finished the jar I made last weekend, so will give that a go on Saturday.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:44 AM

That reminds me. One of the food network guys said you can refill an empty pickle jar and make more pickles with the brine. He made it sound like you just put the cukes in the jar..no heating or anything. That sounds too easy.

You can! But try putting carrot sticks in instead. It might change you life. :-)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:48 AM

You can! But try putting carrot sticks in instead. It might change you life. :-)


So you don't have to heat the liquid or anything?

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:11 AM

Nope just keep it refrigerated. :-)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:15 AM

Wow...I thought the food network guy was just not going into it because it was just a passing Chopped comment. :0) Must hurry and eat my bubbies.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

I love fridge pickles! My recipe makes garlic dill pickles but, unfortunately, isn't Whole 30 safe (has sugar in it). Best pickles ever.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

I bought some approved pickles yesterday (they are so strong my whole lunch bag smells like them). If I like them enough I'm totally going to reuse the brine to make more. Question...do you have to completely refill/pack the jar for it to work or can I just slice up the cucumbers I have into the jar and stick it in the fridge? How long do you have to wait to have pickles again? I tried to grow cukes last year to make pickles but all my plants died. Going to try again this year for sure.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

A minimum of 24 hours will be enough for a fridge pickle (as in not processed) to be flavored like a pickle. The longer they're in it, the soggier they will get, but they keep for at least a month in the fridge without going bad. I wouldn't pack the jar - that means it will be harder for each individual slice to soak in the brine.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:48 PM

A minimum of 24 hours will be enough for a fridge pickle (as in not processed) to be flavored like a pickle. The longer they're in it, the soggier they will get, but they keep for at least a month in the fridge without going bad. I wouldn't pack the jar - that means it will be harder for each individual slice to soak in the brine.


And do I have to use a specific pickling cucumber or will any ole cucumber work? The pickles I got also had slices of onions in the jar. Can I just leave those in there? How many times can you reuse the same brine?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:07 AM

When I do pickles, I don't usually reuse my brine. It's pretty simple to put together. Texture-wise, small cucumbers (mine are sold as pickling cukes) will keep the best texture the longest. The onions and other stuff can be eaten or left in. At this point, the flavor they imparted to the brine is already in it, so not necessary at this point.




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