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Types of Vinegar

There are several types of vinegar made from various sources and they are good for different remedies.

Each type has its own flavor which will make it suitable for different foods.

Some vinegar is more suited to health remedies while others can be used for cooking or household purposes.

Most vinegar contains healthful antioxidants and nutrients acquired from fruits, grains or sugar.

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Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Apple cider vinegar is perhaps the best known and most versatile of all the different types of vinegar. This is the King of vinegars when it comes to health through internal consumption.

Made from apples, ACV is great for both health and cooking purposes. It can be found in grocery stores and health food stores. For the best results make sure you use natural unfiltered vinegar that includes vinegar mother.

Some companies offer ACV in tablet form as it is easier for some to take. I do not recommend this format as the extra processing required depletes many of the nutrients and lessens its healing capabilities.

Acetic Acid Level 5%

White Vinegar (White Distilled Vinegar)

White vinegar is probably the most popular of all the vinegars. It is very widely used in the food industry in pickling and as an active ingredient for condiments such as mayonnaise and ketchup.

It has a harsh flavor and very little nutrient value so it is often used for its cleaning, laundering and disinfecting abilities.

Acetic Acid Level 5%

Red Wine Vinegar

Vinegar made from red wine can vary in shades of red depending on the wine chosen. It has been used worldwide for centuries for both medicinal and culinary purposes.

Acetic Acid Level 4%

White Wine Vinegar

White wine vinegar can also vary in color. It has a light flavor which makes it good in vegetable salads, poultry and seafood. It is also used to infuse other vinegars with fruits, spices or herbs.

Acetic Acid Level 5 - 7%

Balsamic Vinegar

Although balsamic vinegar, originally produced in northern Italy, has been with us for over a thousand years it has only recently been introduced to North America.

It has become very popular in vinaigrette dressings, gourmet sauces and marinades. Try it on fresh fruits like raspberries, strawberries and fruits and you won’t believe the fresh sweet taste.

Acetic Acid Level 6%

Malt Vinegar

Malt vinegar has been used by the English for hundreds of years. As the name implies it is made from grains; especially barley. The taste is strong and has lots of body. Apparently it goes well on fish and chips ;-)

Acetic Acid Level 5%

Cane Vinegar

Another vinegar popular in the Philippines. The taste can be sour but fresh and light. It is made from fermented sugar cane extract.

Coconut Vinegar

Coconut vinegar is a somewhat harsh and potent vinegar.

Natural coconut vinegar has a musty flavor and is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a traditional food from the Philippines and other Asian countries. It is inexpensive and a nice addition to a healthy diet.

Acetic Acid Level 4%

Rice Vinegar

China and Japan have been making rice vinegar from rice wine or sake for thousands of years. Rice vinegar can be white, red or black in color depending on the variety of rice used. It has a sweet flavor and is also used for medicinal purposes.

Acetic Acid Level 4-5%

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I think that about covers all the major types of vinegar but of course this list isn't all inclusive.

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