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One of the things that people find intimidating about the delicious Indian pickles is the vast array of ingredient in it. These ingredients which can both whole and ground, are use as per the traditions of many Indian families. Most of them have their own unique and secret recipes for the pickle that are hand down through the generations.

A pickle is preserve food containing chopped vegetables or fruits with vinegar and spices. These spices increase the nutritional value of the pickle and add a lot of flavor to it.

Let us grasp insights into the health benefits:

1. Pickles have antioxidant properties

Antioxidants are micronutrients that protect a living body against the attack of free radicals. These free radicals are highly dangerous as they mix with the DNA and alter its configuration. As our Indian pickles contain raw and unripe ingredients, they are a rich source of antioxidants.

2. Rich source of essential vitamins and minerals

Apart from unripe vegetables, Indian pickles also contain a number of leafy vegetables like coriander, curry leaves, fenugreek, and mint. These leafy vegetables contain a number of essential vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium which are not provide in our routine diet, adequately. Hence, eating Indian pickles can suffice the requirement of these vitamins and minerals in your body.

3. Pickles boost your immunity

When Indian pickles, a lot of turmeric powder is added to it. This turmeric powder contains a chemical called Curcumin. This chemical has anti-inflammatory properties that help your body to fight against the attack of various bacteria and viruses. It also increases the count of a growth hormone of your brain known as a brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). The increase of BDNF in your body can help it combat various brain-related diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Hence, turmeric powder plays a major role in boosting your immunity.

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