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does pickle contain iodine?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: If the pickle was fixed in brine which contains iodized salt, then it will contain iodine. Otherwise it might not contain iodine.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Do pickles have iodine in it?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Maybe: Pickles contain a lot of salt. Much of the salt used in commercially processed foods includes a small amount of sodium iodide in with the sodium chloride. So whether or not a pickle has iodine in it would depend upon whether or not the pickle-makers used salt with iodine, or plain salt.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Do you really need iodine to be healthy?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Yes: Iodine is an essential ingredient for making thyroid hormone. Your body needs about 100 mg of iodine daily. Most Americans get much more than this, because most processed foods in the US include salt supplemented with iodine. It is also present in many commercial baked goods as a preservative/dough conditioner, in red & brown food dyes, and in seafood from the ocean.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does cereal contain iodine?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
No: Cereal does not normally contain iodine unless it is fortified with iodine which is very unusual.
AL
A 73-year-old male asked:

Does milk contain iodine?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Generally yes: It depends on what the cows eat but often time it contains iodine. Approximately 50 microgram is expected which makes up about 1/3 of the daily recommended intake.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

What is meant by having low iodine ? And are the examples

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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Iodine: Iodine is necessary for certain functions in the body, but most important is the thyroid. The thyroid hormone consists of tyrosine and iodine and without sufficient iodine in the system the body can not make thyroid hormone, another tissue that utilizes a lot of iodine is the breast tissue. Iodine also has antibacterial and antiviral properies for the body.

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