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Old 04-02-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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Koser Dill Pickling Cucumber PROBLEM

Well, this is my first post. I tried my hand at doing dill pickles yesterday. Everything went as planned, no problems. Simple recipe (vineger-water-salt brine poured over cukes w/ dill and garlic inside the jars).

When I woke up this morning I noticed that the garlic cloves in the jar had turned a very pretty blue. It doesn't seem right. Is it mold? Do I need to start over? If anyone can help, I'd certainly appreciate the insight!

Raleigh, NC


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Old 04-02-2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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Here ya go:

Garlic contains anthocyanins, water-soluble pigments that turn blue, green or purple in an acid solution. While this color transformation tends to occur more often with immature garlic, it can differ among cloves within the same head of garlic. The garlic flavor remains unchanged, and it totally edible without bodily harm.

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Old 04-02-2006, 12:45 PM   #3
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Thanks! And apologies for posting in the wrong forum. Can't wait til my pickles are done
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