How Many Calories in Pickles?

Most people think that there are no calories in pickles, but depending on the type and variety there are calories in pickles. In fact, most dill pickles offer 12-20 calories in one stick, depending on the size and shape of the pickle.  Obviously, the large the pickle, the more calories there are.

Sweet pickles contain a few more calories per weight than dill pickles as the added sugar and sweetness changes the calorie content ever so slightly.  However, the calorie content is still considered to be low and in one slice of sweet pickle there are 2-4 calories.

Bread & butter pickles are an all-time picnic and summertime favorite and offer 23 calories in one ounce of pickles.  The brand of pickles causes the calorie content to shift slightly, so it is best to read the food label if you are looking for the lowest calorie content in pickle varieties.

For the most part, pickles are low in carbohydrates as well as calories. Gherkins pickles offer 6 grams of carbs in one ounce or 35 grams of carbohydrates in one cup or six ounces.  There is also a small amount of protein in pickles and even calcium and potassium.  Most varieties of pickles contain a small amount of fiber in each slice, approximately 0.1 gram to be exact.

If you are looking for a high fiber vegetable or fruit, pickles should not make the cut. Overall, pickles are low in calories which makes them perfect to snack on without worrying of gaining weight!

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