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Apparently when she was a girl, her mom was making pickles and asked her to help. She believes that something in her body's chemical make-up caused the pickles to get mushy and soft and therefore, she was not allowed to help make pickles anymore. She said that there are certain people who cannot pickle because of this body chemical or mineral. I have combed the internet for any type of information having to do with this and am just baffled. While we were talking about this, someone else added that there are also certain people who aren't able to can tomatoes for the same reason. I'm still googling furiously to get to the bottom of this, but in the meantime...has anyone else ever heard of this? I would be very interested in hearing y'all's theories.