I've read on the internet that pickles naturally contain iodine but I can't seem to find anywhere how much mg per 100 gram of pickles can be found. So how much iodine is contained per 100 gram of pickles?
Are the quantities in which they add iodine also the quantites normal Dutch farmers use?Google is your friend.
The Iodine content of vegetable matter will strongly depend on the Iodine content of the soil it is grown in.
Yes, I've seen that list but pickles was not mentioned in it that's why I asked the question.DEvans has it spot-on.
-- here is a little more detail:
So seafood and algae are a pretty good constant source for Iodine?This references data about iodine food content. Marine food sources
are very constant in terms of sampling at different times and places.
So seafood and algae have a pretty much known iodine content.
Yes, according to your link there aren't many sources for Iodine.Many places in the world have iodine-depleted soils.
So pickles do not contain iodine? Is that conclusion correct?FWIW pickling salt never has added iodine in it. Pickles are made by
brining cucumbers in hot brine. Iodine in the salt used to make 30%-35%
changes color of the finished product. So it is not used there.
Salt intake is alreay high in many western countries. For this reason I think eating seafood or taking a supplement should suffice.If you want high iodine try iodized salt or seafood. Multi-vitamin and
mineral pills usually have iodine as well.
I do not think that is true unless they use a lot iodized salt.A North American diet even from fast food places will have sufficient iodine.
I am trying to inrease my intake since I am not getting the RDI but searching the internet has shown me that there aren't many foods which have a good quantity of iodine.Unless directed by a physician do not try to avoid iodine - aside from the
fact that in the Western world it is difficult to do.
1) I want to increase my iodine intake via food but haven't found good sources except iodized salt (and seaweed). According to the Dutch government the iodine intake via Dutch food of a Dutch population is too low (the report is in Dutch):Instead of lots of questions that seem disparate - please tell us what you are trying to accomplish. There are lots of knowledgeable people here.
Why iodine? why pickles?
Ok, I understand but I thought proper spelling/grammar was requested here on PF.IMO: Ain't no iodine data for no Dutch pickles that means anything useful for us consumers.
Interesting you mean the link below right?
I'm sure that, at one time, the people in the UK knew what SPAM was, otherwise Monty Python could not have written an intelligible skit about a couple going to a diner where it seemed to permeate the menu, but the wife didn't like SPAM.Good post. But folks outside North America know what computer spam is, probably not the alternate meaning - a marginally edible pork product from the US Mid West. I guess the best explanation of spam: a canned, high salt, poor mans ham-like substance.
...eep the article says that 7 Billion cans have been sold.
It's not that easy. Salt contains sodium. To get to the RDI for iodine you have to eat at least 6 or 7 slices of bread but then your intake of sodium will also be very large. Also, bread can contain trans fats which is bad for your arteries.The OP says he or she is from the Netherlands. So eat bread.
Welcome to Life!It's not that easy. Salt contains sodium. To get to the RDI for iodine you have to eat at least 6 or 7 slices of bread but then your intake of sodium will also be very large. Also, bread can contain trans fats which is bad for your arteries.
True but I thought pickles had such a large amount of it that I only needed a little bit. I found out that seaweed contains very large levels of iodine:There's a series of trade-offs which must be made. Eating a lot of one food, in order to build up some essential nutrient, will almost certainly lead to some adverse side effects, including eating a lot of pickles.
In post #7 I linked to an investigation of the Dutch version of the FDA where it is reported that the iodine levels of a very large part of the Dutch population is too low. In that same report it is stated that the sodium intake is too high because bread generally contains a lot of sodium.// physician so that you can find out clinically if the levels of iodine in your system are too low or too high. .
I'm confused. You are worried about the amount of salt in your bread but you are not worried about the huge amount of salt in pickles?It's not that easy. Salt contains sodium.
No I was also worried about the salt content of pickles,I'm confused. You are worried about the amount of salt in your bread but you are not worried about the huge amount of salt in pickles?
True and this approach has helped but there is still a large iodine deficieny in the Dutch population.The salt in Dutch bread has been heavily iodized since 1942, with the level increased even more in the recent past. This is your own government's primary approach to ensuring that the populace does not develop iodine deficiencies.
Yes I understand that :)On the other hand, brining and pickling salt is iodine-free. A quarter of a dill pickle and a slice of bread contain about the same amount of salt (and hence sodium), but that pickle has much, much less iodine than does that slice of bread.
I was not asking for medical advice. I was merely interested in the amount of iodine in pickles (and was interested in other iodine rich foods).You are asking for medical/dietary advice from people who are neither doctors nor dietitians. Be wary of such advice; someone on the internet is bound to tell you to eat pickles as a source of iodine. (Don't. Fruits and vegetables are in general not a good source of iodine, and the brine used to pickle fruits and vegetables is non-iodized.) Someone else will tell you to eat lots and lots of seaweed. (Don't. While too little iodine is bad, so is too much iodine.)
The best medical advice on the internet from someone who isn't trained in the medical fields is when that person tells you to go see a doctor.