Pickle Weight Gain

How much water weight could one feasibly retain from eating an entire pickle?

Request for Question Clarification bypinkfreud-ga

What size pickle are we talking about? Sweet or sour?

Clarification of Question byjulie99-ga

Well, I'm from NY so it's a "Boar's Head" pickle which can be

purchased from the local deli. Other than that, I would say it's

about maybe 5 in. in length and 2 in. wide.

Clarification of Question byjulie99-ga

Oh, best guess on type…maybe dill? It's very zesty. Garlic maybe?

One thought on “Pickle Weight Gain

  1. What an interesting question! As a pickle-lover, I found this

    fascinating to research. And the answer is rather astonishing.

    According to fitness expert Lori Corbin:

    "Just 1 teaspoon (1 gram sodium) of salt holds 16 ounces of water!"

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    The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension tells us that one

    average dill pickle contains about 928 milligrams of sodium, and one

    average sweet pickle contains 128 milligrams of sodium:

    Colorado State University Cooperative Extension


    Assuming these figures to be accurate, 14.8 ounces of water (nearly a

    pint!) would be retained by the body after the consumption of a dill

    pickle; only 2 ounces of water would be retained after the consumption

    of a sweet pickle. Of course, the way the body reacts to sodium varies

    considerably from person to person, so I suggest taking this

    information (I've got to say it) with a grain of salt.

    I hope this helps. If this is not the kind of data you're looking for,

    please request clarification; I'll be glad to offer further assistance

    before you rate my answer.

    Best wishes,


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