Essential Everyday Reduced Sodium Pickles
I love dill pickles! It is a “must have” on my low sodium journey. I have an awesome recipe for salt free dill pickles. I even make low sodium creamy dill pickle vinaigrette dressing. So any time I find a low sodium pickle option, I do a little victory cheer. I recently came across the Essential Everyday brand reduced sodium pickles. They are Kosher dill pickle spears which I found at a local grocer, Cub Foods.
Many Choices for Lower Sodium and Reduced Sodium Pickles
The pickles by Everyday Essentials enter a rapidly growing category of low sodium pickles. We have the sodium free pickles from HealthyHeartMarket.com (Where you can enter the code HACKINGSALT10 for 10% off your order). McClure’s Garlic Dill Pickles which come in at 70 mg per spear. MT. Olive Kosher Dill Spears made with sea salt and are only 120 mg per spear.
My Review of Essential Everyday Reduced Sodium Pickles
So the first point I need to make is that these pickles are reduced sodium due to the fact that they substitute potassium chloride for salt. That puts these pickles off the list for those of us with high blood pressure, heart, liver, or kidney issues. The Potassium Chloride interferes with many of the medications we take.
There are many of you that don’t need to watch the potassium chloride, so let’s continue. These pickles still are sour enough, yet there is a slight metallic flavor in the brine. I would attribute that to the potassium chloride, as it tastes very metallic to me. At only 100 mg per spear, these pickles would due if they were your only option. I need to avoid these in the future. If you try these, let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Also, let me know what low sodium pickles you have found out there!
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