In my friend group it is "common knowledge" that pregnant women eat pickles a lot and we sometimes joke that we saw someone's girlfriend eating pickles with the implied consequence that they will soon become a parent. According to information quoted by Google (do pregnant women crave pickles?),
One of the most famous pregnancy cravings is for pickles.
Is this true? Does it hold particularly for pickles? Or is there perhaps only evidence that pregnant women prefer salty (in general) food slightly more often? Has it been researched if multiple of its constituents such as "salty" and "sour" are preferred more in often in combination during pregnancy or has it even been researched with pickles in particular?
Here are some more links to show that many people believe this.
- Why Do Pregnant Women Crave Pickles? (https://www.pregnancyfoodchecker.com/pregnant-women-crave-pickles/)
- Why You Want Pickles During Pregnancy, According To Science (https://www.romper.com/p/what-does-it-mean-if-you-crave-pickles-while-pregnant-youre-not-just-a-stereotype-63514)
- Why do Some Pregnant Women Crave Pickles and Ice Cream? (https://www.thehealthboard.com/why-do-some-pregnant-women-crave-pickles-and-ice-cream.htm)
- Why do women crave pickles while pregnant? (https://www.quora.com/Why-do-women-crave-pickles-while-pregnant)
- We all know the most common pregnancy craving: pickles. (https://www.childcraftbaby.com/blog/most-popular-pregnancy-cravings/)
- and the list goes on.