Pickling Spice Tips
What is pickling spice made of?
Pickling spice is a blend of typically 6 to 8 seasonings and spices. For this recipe, we used some spices that we think every home cook should have
like mustard seed, allspice, coriander seeds, cloves, ginger, red pepper flakes, a bay leaf and a cinnamon stick.
What is pickling spice used for?
In addition to pickling foods, pickling spice can be used to flavor soups, stews, brines and main dishes. Check out our best pickled recipes
What's the difference between allspice and pickling spice?
Allspice is a dried berry that has a warm flavor resembling cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Pickling spice is a combination of different seasonings and spices, which can include allspice.
Which vinegar is the best for pickling?
The most popular pickling vinegar is distilled white vinegar because it’s clear and has a mellow flavor. But any vinegar can be used as long as it has at least 5% acidity, allowing foods to be preserved properly. Learn more about when each type of vinegar works best