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All about vinegar

Cindy H.

(from a flylady post -- thought it was interesting)

White vinegar. The one we're most familiar with. I would stick to this one for chemical-free cleaning (it does an awesome job of everything from windows to floors). It does have its place in the kitchen though. I always add vinegar to my boiling water before poaching eggs.

Balsamic vinegar.
True balsamic vinegar is difficult to produce. That's why it's expensive. If you want the real thing, you want to look for the word "Modena" on the label. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Italy, is made from sugary white grapes found in a place called Modena. This balsamic vinegar is aged in wooden barrels for between 12 and 25 years. This vinegar is thick and sweet with a rich aroma and a nice light acidity. It is delicious on meats, salad greens, strawberries and in gravies. You can find less expensive balsamic vinegars that will also be a nice addition to your pantry, but if you're cooking a dish such as a balsamic lamb or if you're serving balsamic strawberries for a party, splurge on the good stuff.

Red wine vinegar. This vinegar is made from red wine that has fermented until it's sour. The longer it's aged, the more subtle it will taste. Red wine vinegar is nice in reductions or in salad dressings.

White wine vinegar. Made from (you guessed it) white wine, white wine vinegar is quite acidic and tangy and it smells quite a bit like . . . well . . . wine! It's great in a salad and it brings out the sweetness in fruits like melons and strawberries.

Malt vinegar. This vinegar is made from fermented barley malt or other malted cereals. The starch has been converted to maltose. This is the type of vinegar you may find served with french fries in fish & chip joints.

Cider vinegar. Cider vinegar is made from fermented apples. This should be your go to vinegar because it actually has some nice health benefits (it may help acne, arthritis, gout and it can also aid in weight loss) on top of being a versatile type of vinegar that can be used just about anywhere vinegar is called for.

Rice vinegar and rice wine vinegar. They're both made from fermented rice, but with rice vinegar, the alcohol is turned into acid with the addition of bacteria. Use rice vinegar and rice wine vinegar in Asian dishes.

Fruit vinegar and herbed vinegars. Fruited vinegars are made from every fruit you could imagine and the same goes for herbs. From peach vinegars and garlic vinegars to combos like ginger pear and rosemary sage. The options are endless.

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  Anonymous Replied:

thanks for sharing

  kc Replied:

I purchased the good balsamic vinegar last month and I will never go back. Love that stuff for every thing!

  Shari (CE) Replied:

Thanks for sharing

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  Rjaatt Replied:

This is a good Post (17625 Days ago). This week I am starting on a BELLY FAT REDUCTION,

Cider Vinegar, Lemon juice, Lime juice, Orange juice, Honey and Baking Powder, Drink one glass 4oz before bedtime and in 3 months it will burn 60% of your fat off your stomach, hips, thighs and butt. Well there has been a lot of reviews on this so I have nothing to lose by trying it. it also cleans your arteries clear of plaque maybe it will also clean the plaque out of my brain ans wash away the Alzheimer? Regardless We will find out what it really does!

One of the first Drinks ever made was a Vinegar from Fermented fruits. Babylonia (c. 5000 BC) "discovered", that unattended grape juice, leading to the eventual discovery of vinegar and its use as a food preservative. Hippocrates (c. 420 BC) used vinegar medicinally to manage wounds.

  Rjaatt Replied:

Up[date]. So that mixture? well, I didn't get any stomach aches so that is good. It tasted OK! I can deal with it, and my mind is so clear again! It was like a Wake ME UP!... each day it will ferment so I am sure it will get stronger. place in a jug an put it by my bed with a glass.

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