People around the world incorporate vinegar into a variety of recipes. And chances are you probably have at least one type of vinegar, or more in your kitchen cabinets right now. Explore the different types of vinegars and their health benefits and other uses!
Red Wine Vinegar
As the name implies, red wine vinegar is made from red wine. This is commonly used in Southern and Central Europe, where people actually make their own. It is free from cholesterol, fat and sodium. The best part? This vinegar is full of anti-ageing antioxidants.
What sets this dark brown vinegar apart from the rest that it is not made from fermented alcohol. Originating from Italy, true balsamic vinegar is thick, aromatic and syrup-like. This vinegar can help you fight cancer, reduces the risks of heart attacks, and promotes bone health. The grapes that are used in balsamic vinegar contain quercetin, which has great antioxidant properties and Vitamin C. Use it as a salad dressing and a wonderful substitute for fatty acids like mayonnaise
Distilled White Vinegar
Distilled white vinegar is packs quite a punch flavour-wise and may also reduce cholesterol levels. It’s also useful to have around the home! White vinegar is made by oxidizing distilled alcohol, resulting in a clear liquid. It is commonly used as an inexpensive and non-toxic household cleanser. Combine ¼ cup of white vinegar for every cup of water in a spray bottle to use a cleaner. These are great for counters, sink, toilets and the kitchen.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is known as ‘The Detergent of the Arteries’ as it is full of antibiotic properties and it improves nutrient absorption. It used to treat sore muscles, acne, yeast infections, dandruff, underarm odour and many other issues. You can even use it as a facial toner and multi-purpose cleaner! The uses of apple cider vinegar are endless!
White Wine Vinegar
White wine vinegar is less acidic compared to white and apple cider vinegar. It helps promote a healthy heart and has anti-tumour properties. Like other antioxidants, the polyphenols found in white vinegar helps reduce cancer risks due to their ability to neutralise free radicals in the body.
Produced in Japan and China, rice vinegar is sweeter than wine vinegars. Rice vinegar contains amino acids and aids in preventing fatty peroxide formation in your body. This helps reduce cholesterol that build up on the walls of blood vessels. It is a favourite for making sushi rice and stir-fry recipes.
The acid in malt vinegar offers health benefits like aiding in blood sugar control, weight management and heart health. Malt vinegar makes a good choice for meat marinade or even making homemade pickles!