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Discored 15 hidden uses for pickle juice
Stop pouring leftover pickle juice down the drain.
Kenny Fernandez
09.29.21

Where do you usually put your pickle juice? Do you also pour it down the drain? Most of us (including me) are guilty of this, we look at pickle juice as a useless liquid once the pickles dipped onto it are already gone.

Little do we know, pickle juice serves a lot more purpose other than just soaking pickles alone. It can do a lot more than that and you will be surprised upon knowing these things.

Brace yourself because from this day forward, you will never put your pickle juice to waste again.

1. Use it to make more pickles

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In fact, not only pickles but you can also preserve other vegetables into your pickle juice. Just make sure to put the jar back in the fridge and let it stay there for a few days. If you like pickled eggs, this is the fastest, most delicious way to get them.

2. Replenish electrolytes

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According to Business Insider, pickle juice could be the new Gatorade. Pickle juice contains electrolytes, it is a quick way to replenish potassium sodium levels. The next time you go to the gym to work out, make sure to bring pickle juice with you.

3. Treat a hangover

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Pickle juice can be your lifesaver after a night out with your friends and getting absolutely drunk the entire night. It will help replace the electrolytes and fluids you lost, but of course, drink plenty of water too!

4. Relieve an upset stomach

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Vinegar is made by fermenting substances and is a well-known home remedy for an upset stomach. Luckily, it is one of the primary ingredients of pickle juice. According to the Washington Post, probiotics in fermented foods improve digestion.

5. Add it to a drink recipe

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If you are getting bored of the usual flavor of your vodka or any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink, adding pickle juice might be a good idea. Treat yourself with a new flavored drink by using it, who knows, you may have a new favorite after trying it.

6. Treat a sunburn

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An article from The Kitchn shared a story about the “instant relief” and cooling sensation from pickle juice after applying it to sunburnt skin. See, your pickle juice is no ordinary liquid, it really has a lot of purposes.

7. Reduce heartburn

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Now, this is something really helpful, according to a lot of people’s testimonials, pickle juice is good at reducing heartburn. The next time you experience heartburn, just take a spoonful of pickle juice and see it does help.

8. Perk up recipes

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You can tweak a lot of your recipes by adding pickle juice as an ingredient. You can use it to marinate tofu or meat. Add it to a bread recipe, to fries for extra flavor, or add it to butter. It’s a flexible type of liquid ingredient which can go along with almost everything.

9. Eliminate bad breath

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Pickle juice has bacteria, thankfully, it’s what they call healthy or good bacteria. It may help eliminate the bad odor-causing bacteria in your mouth.

10. Keep your sidewalk free of ice!

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Surprisingly, you can also use pickle juice outdoors. The salt content of pickle juice is high enough to melt ice. According to CNN, there are municipalities that have been trying it as an alternative to traditional road salting. Once the snow comes and your walkway is covered in ice, put it to the test and try using your pickle juice.

11. Kill weeds in your garden

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The vinegar content in pickle juice can be also used in your garden, amazing, right? Its acidity is high enough to kill most types of weeds, and it can also help you with certain types of flowers, such as azaleas and rhododendrons, that require highly acidic soil.

12. Stop hiccups

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Some people say pickle juice can stop hiccups, well, there’s no harm in trying. The next time you get hiccups, try pickle juice instead of drinking water while holding your nose!

13. Sooth a sore throat

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To do this, you can either gargle or drink a spoonful or two of pickle juice several times a day. You may notice an improvement in your sore throat and it’s all thanks to the potent salt and vinegar combination that’s in a pickle juice.

14. Reduce muscle cramps

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The salt content of pickle juice can be easily and quickly absorbed by our bodies. thus, resulting in a faster reduction in muscle cramps.

15. Make copper pipes and pans shine

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In an HGTV UK YouTube video, Chip & Joanna Gaines used pickle juice to clean up the copper around the house that they’re renovating.

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By Kenny Fernandez
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Kenny Fernandez is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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