1. Kills Weeds
Spray or pour the juice directly onto weeds to get rid of them. The mix of vinegar and salt is what does it.
2. Pickle Anything
You can reuse the juice to pickle other foods. Just dump some carrots, eggs, peppers or whatever you’d like into the jar and let it brine for a few days.
3. Hangover Remedy
A good dose of pickle juice after a night of boozing can help you curb a hangover before it really kicks in. Drink some before you hit the pillow or as soon as you wake up to stave off drinking’s aftermath. In some bars, you can even order a “pickleback” shot to follow your regular round of spirits.
4. Deviled Eggs
For an added punch to your deviled eggs recipe, add about a tablespoon of dill pickle juice to your mashed yolks.
5. Upset Stomach
A sour stomach can be tamed with the neutralizing power of pickle juice. It’s great for stomach bugs as well as morning sickness.
6. Muscle Cramps
It’s been verified by science that pickle juice stops muscle cramps in their tracks. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium chloride fight cramping. Because of that and its electrolytes, jars of this stuff line practice benches all over. It’s the drink of choice for sports players, and coaches cosign on it.
7. Sunburn Soother
To soothe your sun-cooked skin, blot it with pickle juice. The vinegar in it helps to take the sting out of the burn and calm any blistering. Hold a pickle on especially sore spots to find relief. It’s good for kids too!
8. PMS Relief
Those cramps and cravings that we all look forward to can be wiped out with a swig or four of pickled brine. Seriously, drink at least ½ cup of this in the days leading up to and the first day of your cycle and notice the difference.
Vitamin C and vitamin E are rich in pickle juice, as are other antioxidants, fighting free radicals and helping the immune system protect the body against diseases like cancer.
10. Sore Throat
The germ fighting benefits of salt and vinegar in the juice are an effective remedy for sore throats. If you or your kids are not keen on drinking it, you can gargle with it instead.
11. Heartburn & Indigestion
Either sip on a glass of pickle juice or munch on a crunchy dill to balance the stomach’s pH levels. Some people have ditched antacids altogether and go the way of the pickle every time. No more pain or discomfort!
12. Clean Copper
Scrub char off your copper cookware with pickle juice. You can soak the bottoms of your pans in a bowl of the stuff or use it for scrubbing.
13. Weight Loss
The vinegar in the green juice is a metabolism booster and overall it’s low in calories, making it a viable option for helping to meet weight loss goals. Just be careful that the sodium levels don’t make you retain water instead.
14. Melt Ice
A little known fact is that the calcium chloride in pickle brine can melt ice. Ice trucks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania use it to deice city streets in the winter. The next time your driveway and sidewalk gets slippery, reach for a jar.
Pickle juice can be used to marinate and tenderize meats, and is a lovely accompaniment to poached fish. Use it as an overnight marinade for chicken to give it a nice flavor when you grill or fry it!