07/24/2014 01:36 EDT | Updated 07/24/2014 04:59 EDT

Recipes Show How To Pickle Cucumbers, Beets, Carrots And More (VIDEO)

The art of pickling fruits and veggies really comes down to simple chemistry.

Adding the right amount of flavour, brine and cold air equals the perfect jar of pickled goods. In the video playlist above, we've collected some of the easiest recipes for pickling everything from carrots to pineapples.

And prep is also simple: After sanitizing your jars, wash and chop up the veggies you want to pickle. Next, add your flavours — this can be a mix from spices, like turmeric, or fresh flavours, like garlic. The videos above also go through how to make you own brine and how long you should cool each jar.

With all that pickling also comes some health benefits. One report found pickled cabbage, for example, could help with allergies and colds, according to the Daily Mail.

What are you waiting for? Get pickling and check out these other recipes below:

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