There is an actual process that takes place. A deli or refrigerated
pickle (bottom right) is made from a fresh cucumber that is put right
into finished brine and then refrigerated; a processed pickle (top
right) takes a little more time. A pickle starts out as a green cucumber
that is put into a salt water solution to cure. By curing, we mean,
getting all the sugar and CO2 (or gases) out of the cucumber.
This process takes three (3) to four (4) weeks. At that stage, the
cucumber is considered a pickle and that is how you get a process
- If you are trying to cut down on your salt, eat deli pickles, which
have less salt in them.
- Pickles make a great low carb snack for those who are watching
their carb intake.
Below is a list of the processed and deli items that we carry.