There are not many foods so badly misunderstood or so essential in the kitchen. Its strong sour taste isn’t a mainstream favorite but vinegar is definitely scoring high on health charts and shopping lists around the world. What makes it so special?
First of all, there seem to be as many kinds of vinegar as there are ways to use them. Vinegar can be made from apples, sugarcane, rice, malt, coconut, palm, dates, raisin, honey, or kiwi. Usually kept in the kitchen right next to oil, it comes in handy all over the house. You can use it as an efficient all-purpose cleaner, bath detox, facial toner, hair treatment or even teeth whitener.
However, its health benefits are most prominent when it‘s consumed. A champion at preserving food, pickles couldn’t exist without it, and as a cooking ingredient, we can add it to salads, sauces, marinades and other dishes, by itself or to enhance other flavors. And it’s smart that we do!
Vinegar is known to help with blood pressure and diabetes control, lower blood sugar, kill bacteria, decrease allergies and can even serve as a first aid for jellyfish stings – should you ever find yourself around jellyfish and vinegar at the same time! Now that you know, isn’t it time to find your personal favorite?
Apple… Cider? Vinegar!
ACV, or apple cider vinegar, is a staple in most American households. Its charm lies in its softer, tart, fruity flavor with all the perks of your ordinary vinegar. Actually made from apple cider, its taste is a welcome alternative to the usual strong and sour one.
While it works great with salads, marinades or chutneys, many people opt for a tablespoon or two of raw ACV a day in favor of detoxification, better digestion, cleared up skin and easier weight loss. If you’d like to give it a try but your taste buds are not impressed, there’s always a way to make it better!
Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup of cold filtered water
2 tbs of apple or grape juice
2 tbs of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Place all ingredients together in a glass and stir until they mix. You can add a little ice if you like, then drink!
OrganicoGuru has a wide range of organic vinegar products to choose from – red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and more!
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