The practice of pickling vegetables has been around for thousands of years as a way of preserving fresh produce. Before canned and frozen food were available, this was the more popular way to make sure that fresh produce would survive through the winter.
Nowadays, pickling produce is still a popular practice to prolong produce shelf life. It is nice to have out-of-season produce available all year round.
It is believed that pickled vegetables are not as good for you when compared to their fresh counterparts. This is not necessarily true. In fact, they are just as healthy and nutritious and can even bring a few extra benefits, such as a longer shelf life (as we have previously mentioned) and they are packed with probiotics. These are living microorganisms that keep your gut healthy and help with digestion. Pickled vegetables also have vitamin B12, which is not found in non-pickled foods.
Do not think just cucumbers either; you can find a variety of other pickled vegetables out there including onions, cabbage, cauliflowers, carrots, and olives being the most popular.
Pickled onions, for example, can be a beneficial part of a healthy diet. The pickling process does use a large amount of salt and sugar, but when eaten in moderation and considering the fact that pickled vegetables retain their nutritional values, they can be included in your diet.
M&P Engineering has many years’ experience in manufacturing onion peeling machinery and is home to the famous Large Onion Peeling Machine. With many thousands of units sold worldwide, M&P Engineering’s Large Onion Peeling Machine is at the forefront of food production globally. The efficiency of its operation means that this machine can withstand an input of 750kg per hour when using onions 75mm – 90mm.
As well as their onion peeling machines, M&P Engineering supplies other food processing equipment. Some of these include depositors, fillers, and fresh-cut machinery to cover a wide range of food production needs.
M&P’s Carousel Grid Cutting Machine is a highly versatile machine that can cut vegetables and fruits into fries, batons, wedges, petals, and slices. With an output of 4,800 pieces per hour, M&P’s Carousel Grid Cutting Machine is one of the most productive machines of its kind available on the market.
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