The taste, aroma and flavor of National’s pickles capture the true essence of Pakistani tradition.
The deliciously spicy and tangy range of pickles is prepared from the best ingredients including flavorsome oils, freshly picked succulent vegetables and fruits, and the signature spice blend.
Pickles are fat-free and low in calories, but they are also low in most other nutrients, except for sodium.
A 100-gram serving of bread and butter pickles contains 457 milligrams of sodium, or nearly 20% of the recommended daily limit. Most pickles are high in sodium, so it is important to limit consumption.
People with high blood pressure or cardiovascular health issues may want to avoid pickles.
The main benefit of pickles is that some pickles contain beneficial bacteria. People use brine to make pickles. Brine is water mixed with salt or an acid, such as vinegar.
Fermented brine contains good bacteria that may improve health, but only some brines go through the fermentation process.
Fermented pickles act like probiotics, protecting the body’s microbiome and supporting the growth of healthful bacteria in the gut.
The stomach contains millions of bacteria that help the body digest and absorb food. These bacteria may prevent yeast infections, help with diarrhea and constipation, and potentially aid the treatment of chronic stomach health issues, such as Crohn’s disease.
Fermented pickles are probiotic-rich, so they may help improve digestion and prevent minor stomach issues.
Some limited research suggests that probiotics may offer other health benefits, including:
reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety
treating cavities and gingivitis
preventing or treating allergies
reducing urinary tract infections
lowering the risk of some cancers, such as colon cancer
Research into these benefits is still in the early stages. Researchers have to conduct more, larger trials before there can be any certainty about the long-term health effects of probiotics.