When it comes to creating unique appetizers for your guests, the sky is the limit. There are so many foods to experiment with to create delicious and appealing treats! One staple for any caterer’s fridge is pickled ingredients. Not only do these ingredients have a long shelf life, they also taste great when combined with other dishes and edible creations. Plus, pickled and fermented foods are known to provide many health benefits. If you’re planning your menu for an upcoming event, here are some of the items we provide at our catering supply store in Toronto.
Health Benefits of Pickled and Fermented Foods
They Contain Antioxidants
Antioxidants are one of the most sought-after benefits in vegetables. They boost the immune system, fight free radicals, and feature vitamins like C and E. This means you can ensure your guests have tasty appetizer options that make them feel great.
Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
Serving pickled and fermented appetizers may help prevent sugar spikes in your guests. The vinegar content is the reason for this benefit. As a result, people with diabetes can benefit from snacking on dill pickles or pickled turnips and beets.
Increase Healthy Gut Bacteria
One of the biggest benefits of eating pickled and fermented food is that the foods themselves contain probiotics. These healthy bacteria aid in the breaking down of food and easing digestion. Without healthy bacteria, digestive issues including stomach aches and discomfort can occur.
Ingredients to Choose from
The health benefits of pickled foods are clear, but what about the taste? There are tons of creative ways you can incorporate pickled foods into your menu. For example, serve mini hot dogs with sweet or garlic dill pickles on the side. This simple and tasty idea will satisfy your guest’s cravings for sweet, salty, savoury, and (with some jalapenos for a topping) spice! You can also create Mediterranean-style turnip salad, by julienning the pickled turnips, and adding some salt and black pepper. Here are some of the many pickled ingredients we provide our customers:
- Strip Cut Pickles
- Dill in Garlic
- Hamburger Sliced
- Kosher Pickles
- Hot and Spicy
- Pickled Eggs
- Hot Pepper Mix
- Sweet Pimientos
- Whole Dill
- Bread and Butter Pickles
- Sandwich Sliced
- Sweet Mixed Pickles
Stock Up with MVR Cash and Carry
MVR Cash and Carry is the place to go if you need a lot of ingredients in a convenient location. We supply everything: pickled foods, hot dog buns, condiments, sausages and deli meat, seasonings and spices, rice, baking ingredients, and even tableware and serving utensils. We understand your need for convenience as you stock your shelves, which is why we make sure our wholesale store is always stocked. We offer the best prices, volume, and brands on the market for your catering business, plus, we are open exclusively to business customers! Visit our Toronto warehouse at 3655 Weston Road to see our selection yourself, and if you require any assistance at all, ask any of our managers (or even our owners). For more information, contact us at (416) 739-8411.