Many pregnant women abuse pickles during pregnancy. The more the better. Whether that is bad? Not good, not bad. Gherkins are healthy, but they also have flaws. In this article we will tell you everything about the small cucumber.

 Which is therefore packed with few calories, but also contains a lot of salt.

 Are gherkins healthy or not healthy? The answer!

First about what a pickle is exactly. You hate it, or you love it is often said about the mini cucumber. And that it is a cucumber is clear, because a pickle is in fact just a pickled cucumber. They are placed in a container of salt water and then after – hold on – taken out again for about three months. And it is precisely that process that makes them firm and sour.

 And whether you like pickle or not, the small cucumber has both health benefits and drawbacks. We share them!

The advantages

  1. Low in calories

Did you know that a pickle contains only 14 kcal per 100 grams? That makes the snack a very good snack! Please note that with everything it is wise to eat in moderation. So the same goes for pickle.

  1. Vitamin K

Pickles contain a lot of vitamin K, which is indispensable for your body. The vitamin is essential for blood clotting in your body. In fact, if you are deficient in vitamin K, for example, a wound can continue to bleed longer.

  1. Packed with minerals

In addition, pickles are full of minerals such as iodine. These minerals are important for your metabolism and also have a positive effect on the proper functioning of your nervous system and energy supply.


  1. High salt content

Because some types of pickles soak for three months in a salt bath, the salt content is relatively high. So when you eat too many pickles, you get a lot of sodium and you run the risk of high blood pressure. It is therefore good to eat the mini cucumber in moderation.

  1. Other vegetables contain more vitamins

Although pickle does contain good substances and vitamins, other vegetables have more good nutrients. Of course, that does not make eating a pickle bad, but if you pay attention to your amount of minerals and vitamins, then you better go for kale or spinach.