Pickling is one of the longest known ways of preserving food. Apparently, such storage of seasonal vegetables and fruits was the secret of the Vikings 'health and allowed Christopher Columbus' sailors to reach America without harming their health. Although most of us equate silage with typical Polish cuisine, we can find it in traditional dishes for a huge number of countries around the world, on almost all continents. Silage was known not only to the Slavic and Caucasian peoples who lived hundreds of years ago, but also to the inhabitants of the Mediterranean basin, the countries of Southeast Asia and the pre-Columbian tribes living in South America. In this article, you will learn about the health impact of silage and what, apart from cucumbers and cabbage, you can successfully pickle.