A Guide to Vinegar
Vinegar has been around for thousands of year and is the result of a natural fermentation process. Vinegar can be made from almost any food that contains natural sugars. Yeast causes sugars to change into alcohol, and certain types of bacteria then cause a second fermentation, converting the alcohol into vinegar.
Type of Vinegar
|White Vinegar||Grain based ethanol||Pickling, preserving & cleaning|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||Apple cider||Subtle, fruity flavour. Marinades, salad dressings & condiments.|
|Malt Vinegar||Barley kernels||Fish & chips; pickling.|
|Rice Vinegar||Rice||Salads, stir-fry dishes, salads and vegetables.|
|Balsamic Vinegar||Grapes||An Artisanal quality product for use on salads, vegetables, seasoning.|
|Wine Vinegar||Red or white grapes||Fruits, melon, salsa, berries|
Did you know?
- The word “vinegar” comes from the Old French “vin aigre” which means “sour wine”.
- Traces of vinegar have been found in Egyptian urns dating back to approximately 3000 BC.
- Try mixing vinegar, fruit juice and a small amount of detergent to trap the common fruit fly.
- It’s been said that drinking a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar can help you get rid of the hiccups. Give it a try and let us know!
- Authentic balsamic vinegar comes from Modena in Emilia-Romagna, Italy with only 3,000 gallons of authentic balsamic vinegar released annually.
- Roslyn, South Dakota is home to the world’s only International Vinegar Museum.
- Canada is the 4th highest importer of vinegar in the world ($22 million annually).
- While potato chips have been around since 1853, salt & vinegar flavoured chips were first introduced in the 1950s by Joe “Spud” Murphy who owned the Irish company TAYTO.
- Between 2002 and 2005 there was an approximately 1,162% increase in new vinegar products introduced worldwide!
- Pearls melt in white distilled vinegar.