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Please tell me are gherkins good for you and if so why? What

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please tell me are gherkins good for you and if so why? What do they contain etc. If bad for you please let me know that too.


Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 years ago.
Basically NO - they are made from cucumbers and SALT.

The nutritional information for one brand of Gherkins is here:

As you can see 3 of them are only 40 calories, but 150 mg of Sodium. They do contain some fiber - however you can get that without the sodium by eating the RAW cucumber.