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Healthy Food Database - Cornichons

Originating in and often imported from France, cornichons are tiny pickled cucumbers with a slightly tart, sour taste. Cornichons translates to "little horns" in French.
Category: Condiment
In Season: all year
To Buy: Buy packaged from supermarkets or delis. Read labels to ensure they haven't been packed in excess sugar, flavourings or colourings.
To Store: Once opened, store in the refrigerator.
Tips & Tricks: Add to salads for a crunchy, zesty flavour, or serve alongside cold or smoked meats or pate. One serve is equivalent to about 0.25 cup, or 40 grams.

Nutrition (Per serve):

Weight (grams): 40
Carbohydrates, g: 6.7
Fat (g): 0.1
Monosaturated Fat , g: 0.0
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. High
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Energy (kJ): 132
Protein (g): 0.2
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Sodium: Helps to maintain water levels in the body and is involved in secretion of gastric juices and nutrient transport. High amounts of sodium may lead to water retention and high blood pressure if it is not adequately excreted.
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Extremely High

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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