America's obsession with Pickle juice will take on new heights as pickle popsicles are coming to Wal-Mart stores in July. A company called Van Holten's will start selling its Pickle-Ice pops at the supermarkets but online buyers can already order these from Amazon.

The pickle popsicles are aimed at athletes and sports buffs who need hydration during workouts or games. According to Delish, Van Holten got the idea when its vice president for sales and marketing, Eric Girard, received a photo of the pickle ice pops selling at $1 a piece at a high school game in Alabama.

Pickle popsicles are also commonly seen at game events in Arkansas, Mississipi and Texas.

Pickle popsicle benefits

A 2013 study suggested pickle juice helps with fluid and sodium retention in the body. Another study suggested pickle juice's plasma concentration is what's aiding in cramp cessation, while another study pointed out it could be the vinegar content. Regardless, many sports buffs believe drinking the juice is highly effective in preventing muscle cramps that could affect their game performance or stamina when working out.

Because pickles contain potassium, calcium and magnesium, it has a lot of heal benefits. Its juice supposedly helps the body replenish lost nutrients from sweating during a physically draining activity, such as when cycling or running. Keeping it in pickle popsicles form makes it an even more refreshing sports food.

Pickle juice is also low in fat and calories. One-fourth cup's worth could already complete the recommended daily intake of vegetables.

There are, however, downsides to eating this vegetable often as it is high in sodium. Thus, there's a potential risk for developing high blood pressure. According to the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board, one dill contains 13 percent of the recommended daily sodium intake. There are low-sodium variety versions which are usually sold side by side to regular pickles.

What's in Van Holten's Pickle-Ice pops?

Van Holten's version of the concessionaire food contains water, vinegar, salt and turmeric, which works for its anti-inflammatory properties. But the Pickle-Ice also contains mono potassium phosphate, glycerine, calcium citrate, magnesium citrate, sodium benzoate, guar gum, xantham gum and natural flavoring.

Each popsicle has 0 calories, one gram of carbs and 300 milligrams of sodium. The company will retail its pickle popsicles for $2.99 for a pack of eight pieces.

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