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Old 09-11-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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So, some brands of pickles claim to have 0 calories. How is that possible? Its just a cucumber!! Even though cucumbers have very few calories...I still don't understand how it can be the same food, just prepared differently, and magically it has no calories! WHAT?

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Old 09-12-2006, 05:51 AM   #2
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Re: Pickles

They do have calories. If you check the labels, it's probably something like 2 slices of pickles per serving so they can get the calories down so low. I think my helf pickles have something like 15 calories. Of course, the calories aren't what you have to worry about with pickles. It's the sodium!

Old 09-12-2006, 06:46 AM   #3
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Re: Pickles

I have whole kosher pickles, Food Lion brand, and the label says 0 calories.

Old 09-12-2006, 07:22 AM   #4
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Re: Pickles

Anything very low in calories can post as 0 calories based on the serving size. Look at that butter spray. It says 0 per serving. But there really are calories in it.

Old 09-12-2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, that makes more sense...according to serving size, the calories aren't enough to be noted! Got it! Thanks

Old 09-13-2006, 08:11 AM   #6
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Re: Pickles

That's right.

I think the LAW states that anything with LESS than 5 calories can be called ZERO calories.

There really are few better diet snacks than pickles...and you can find them low sodium if you search.

Old 09-13-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
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Re: Pickles

Drat there goes my plan to munch on pickles over Yom Tov (New Year - Rosh Hashana)

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