There are many health benefits of pickling, but the most talked about benefit is the fact that they are probiotic. Because of the fermentation process, they are good sources of bacteria that can help to balance and maintain beneficial gut flora.
Pickling is the process of preserving or extending the shelf life of food by either anaerobic fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar. The pickling procedure typically affects the food's texture, taste and flavor. The resulting food is called a pickle, or, to prevent ambiguity, prefaced with pickled.