What is the difference between fresh-packed pickles and fermented pickles?
In fresh-pack pickles, acetic acid is added to vegetables or fruits in the form of vinegar. Examples of fresh-pack pickle products are bread and butter pickles and corn relish. Fermented pickles, also known as brined pickles contain lactic acid produced by bacterial fermentation. Brined dill pickles and sauerkraut are fermented pickle products.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009