What do you do when the last of the pickles are eaten out of the jar? Drain the liquid and toss the jar into recycling, right? WRONG! Don’t let that liquid gold go to waste! There are so many unique and effective ways to use pickle juice. It’s great for adding unexpected flavor in drinks and dishes. Plus, as you’ll see in the list below, it can treat common ailments like sunburn and cramps! Read on for the full list…
1. Make More Pickles. Simply cut up some cucumbers, peppers, or other veggies and place them in the pickle jar with the leftover pickle juice. Seal it tight and leave it in the fridge for a few days. You’ll have
2. Relieve an Upset Stomach. Fermented foods like vinegar produce a lot of probiotics which can help with stomach pain, indigestion, and all sorts of gut health-related problems. Since vinegar is the main ingredient in the brine of pickles, it stands to reason that pickle juice would be an effective way to relieve stomach pain!
3. Treat a Hangover. Drinking pickle juice may replace electrolytes and fluids lost from a night of drinking. Just make sure you’re drinking water as well.
4. Add to a Drink Recipe. If you want a new, fun, and unique drink recipe that will have all of your friends talking, try TastingTable’s Pickleback or FoodieCrush’s pickle-infused vodka.
5. Replenish Electrolytes. If you’ve had a hard workout, or just feeling a little dehydrated, pickle juice is actually a great way to replenish electrolytes, potassium, and sodium levels!
6. Reduce Heartburn. You’ll be shocked to discover what a spoonful of pickle juice can do for your heartburn! Try this simple at-home remedy next time you feel the burn!
7. Treat a Sunburn. The Kitchn claims that pickle juice can soothe the pain of sunburnt skin and help reduce puffiness. Just apply a few spoonfuls of pickle juice over the skin and let it do the work!
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