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  Vinegar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vinegar is a dilute form of acetic acid, ranging typically from three to five percent by volume for table vinegar and higher concentrations for pickling.
Vinegars that are not actually made from fruit, but which are flavored with fruit or fruit flavors, are not true vinegars, but are instead classified as flavored vinegars.
Vinegar made from raisins is used in cuisines of the Middle East, and is produced in Turkey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vinegar   (1988 words)

 Balsamic vinegar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Balsamic vinegar (Italian: aceto balsamico) is a traditional flavoured vinegar commonly used in Italian cuisine.
The finest and most traditional balsamic vinegar is very labor-intensive to produce; while it ages and gradually evaporates, the liquid is transferred to successively smaller casks made of different woods, absorbing the flavor characteristics of each wood and becoming more concentrated with each transfer.
Balsamic vinegar is very highly appreciated and valued by chefs and gourmet food lovers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balsamic_vinegar   (449 words)

 Vinegar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vinegar usually has an acid content of between 4 and 8 percent; in flavor it may be sharp, rich, or mellow.
Vinegar is made by combining sugary materials (or materials produced by hydrolysis of starches) with vinegar or acetic acid bacteria and air.
Total solids in vinegars may approximate several percent, practically equal to the acetic acid concentration, and there may be constituents to which some people, celiac or not, are sensitive, but it is inconceivable to me that a gliadin or a gliadin peptide could be one of those constitutents.
www.nowheat.com /fooddb/food/vinegar.htm   (2296 words)

 About Vinegar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vinegar is made when fresh, naturally sweet cider is fermented into an alcoholic beverage (hard cider).
Vinegar is fermented from sweet apple cider, and takes its honey-gold color from tannins which flow from ruptured cell walls of fresh, ripe apples.
One reason that vinegar is so helpful in treating skin disorders, is that it has a pH which is nearly the same as healthy skin.
vinegar.faithweb.com /about.html   (871 words)

 Vinegar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Umeboshi vinegar is a pink brine with a deep cherry aroma and a fruity, sour flavor.
Raspberry vinegar can be sprinkled on fruit salads, used as a marinade or basting sauce for meats, added to your favorite salad dressing, or used by itself on salads or cooked vegetables.
For salads, the ideal proportion of oil to vinegar is generally thought to be three parts oil to one part vinegar; however, given the range of tastes and strengths of the many oils and vinegars, feel free to adjust these measures as needed.
www.kroger.com /hn/Food_Guide/Vinegar.htm   (884 words)

 Vinegar Kills Bacteria, Mold and Germs
Vinegar is a mainstay of the old folk recipes for cleaning, and with good reason.
The vim of the vinegar is that it kills bacteria, mold, and germs.
He noted that Heinz can't claim on their packaging that vinegar is a disinfectant since the company has not registered it as a pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
www.care2.com /channels/solutions/home/164   (392 words)

 Apple Cider Vinegar - Alternative Medicine
When a mixture of cider vinegar and water is taken before a meal (particularly food served in restaurants or at picnics where the preparation or duration of food left uncovered and not refrigerated is questionable), it seems to prevent diarrhea or digestive upsets.
Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a beverage or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints.
Lower temperatures do not always produce a usable vinegar, and higher ones interfere with the formation of the "mother of vinegar." Mother of vinegar is a mat that forms on the bottom of fermenting wine that has gone bad.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art8171.asp   (1361 words)

 Vinegar Making
Making vinegar from wines is much easier than making beer or wine and the resulting vinegars have a certian crispness that's lacking in ordinary commercial vinegars.
Vinegar Method II 2 measures dry wine (11 to 12% alcohol) 1 measure water (boiled 15 minutes and allowed to cool) 1 measure vinegar culture with active bacteria Follow the directions in Method I. Purchased wine can be used, but some commercial wines contain sulfites or preservatives that could kill the vinegar bacteria.
To preserve vinegar, add 3 campden tablets per gallon of vinegar or Heat the vinegar to 155 degrees F and hold the temperature for 30 minutes.
home.chattanooga.net /~cdp/vinegar/vinegar.htm   (1939 words)

 Vinegar - LocalHarvest
Vinegars are classified according to what they are made of: apple or cider vinegars, grape or wine vinegars, berry, rice, malt, cereal and sugar vinegars and spirit or distilled vinegars.
Vinegar starter or "mother" is a substance naturally occurring in vinegar, produced by harmless bacteria.
You will never find the "mother" floating in commercial vinegars as these have been pasteurized, but don't worry if you find it in a more "rustic" home-made vinegar, simply filter it and consume the vinegar, it is not a sign of spoilage as vinegar is self preserving.
www.localharvest.org /vinegar.jsp   (441 words)

 Allrecipes | Cook's Encyclopedia | vinegar
Vinegar has been used for centuries for everything from beverages (like SHRUBS), to an odor-diminisher for strong foods such as cabbage and onions, to a hair rinse and softener.
In the United States, the most popular styles are the fruity apple cider vinegar, made from fermented apple cider, and the rather harsh-tasting distilled white vinegar, made from a grain-alcohol mixture.
Herb vinegars are made by steeping fresh herbs such as dill and tarragon in vinegar.
allrecipes.com /advice/ref/ency/terms/9054.asp   (363 words)

 Balsamic Vinegar, All Balsamic Vinegars are not created equal!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Balsamic vinegar is an aged reduction of white sweet grapes (Trebbiano for red and Spergola for white sauvignon) that are boiled to a syrup.
Each year the vinegar is transferred to different wood barrels so that the vinegar can obtain some of the flavors of the different woods.
The age of the vinegar is divided into young – from 3 to 5 years maturation; middle aged 6 to 12 years and the highly prized very old which is at least 12 years and up to 150 years old.
whatscookingamerica.net /balsamic.htm   (457 words)

Vinegar is made by fermenting the juice of sweet fruits and grains such as barley, apple and grape.
The process of creating vinegar entails fermenting in an aerobic environment (in the presence of oxygen) as opposed to alcoholic fermentation, which is done in an anaerobic environment (in the absence of oxygen).
It should be taken as one to two tea spoons of vinegar in a glass of boiled or mineral water several times a day.
www.missionislam.com /health/vinegar.htm   (601 words)

 Balsamic Vinegar is Italy's Famed Elixir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
These vinegars may be produced and aged according to the identical standards of a tradizionale outside the zone or released prior to twelve years and so do not qualify.
Balsamic vinegar is always a blend of the new and the old; vintage designation does not apply to balsamic vinegar the way it does to wine.
Italians call young balsamic vinegar with pronounced acidity da insalata -- vinegar to be used with oil as a salad dressing; or for pinzimonio, a vinaigrette used as a dipping sauce for raw vegetables.
www.taunton.com /finecooking/pages/c00038.asp   (1253 words)

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Vinegar was probably discovered when one of our ancestors found that wine exposed to the air would turn sour, thereby creating vinegar.
Vinegar is low in calories and carbohydrates but does contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorus, iron and, of course, lots of potassium.
That is, vinegar is an unadulterated food, a powerful cleansing agent and healing elixir---a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs and bacteria.
www.cagenbird.com /vinegar.htm   (2431 words)

 Joey Green
Use one-quarter cup vinegar for a two to three pound roast, marinate overnight, then cook without draining or rinsing the meat.
Mix one cup of Heinz Vinegar in enough water to fill an ice cube tray, freeze the mixture, grind the cubes through the disposal, and flush with cold water.
Douche with one tablespoon Heinz White Vinegar to one quart warm water to adjust the pH balance in the vagina.
www.wackyuses.com /heinz.html   (1119 words)

 "Chinese Coca-Cola"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chencu, or mature vinegar, which has been used as a kind of flavoring for more than 1,000 years in China, is being used for more other purposes by modern Chinese people, who are advocating a healthy lifestyle.
Somebody uses vinegar to polish his shoes, and there are also people using vinegar to wash their faces.
Vinegar is found to have more magical functions: it can help restore the original luster of copper and aluminum utensils; make permed hair fl and shiny and can help hold the original color and luster of silk clothes.
www.chinassecret.com /peopdaily.htm   (664 words)

 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Vinegar
Distilled white vinegar which is made from distilled alcohol, is most often used for pickling and canning foods as well as for a variety of cleaning tasks such as removing calcium deposits from utensils or coffee makers, cleaning windows, removing grease, and cleaning floors.
Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apples providing a mellow, fruity taste and is a common ingredient in sauces, dressings and foods in many different recipes.
Vinegar that has been opened should be stored in a cool, dark location and should be used within six months.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=34982&catitemid=   (266 words)

 Prairie Fare: the Power of Vinegar
My theory is that vinegar was a key ingredient in the mix that precipitated the dramatic political and social changes in Eastern Europe during the past decade.
I have used quite a bit of raspberry vinegar and have found it to add a pleasing contrast to the flavor of mozzarella cheese or a smoky provolone in a tossed salad.
Besides being a key ingredient in most pickle recipes, vinegar is used as a tenderizer in marinades and basting sauces and as a flavor enhancer in some stews and soups.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extnews/newsrelease/1998/092498/16prairi.htm   (920 words)

 New Window - Waitrose.com - Glossary Term - Vinegar
This is a clear, white vinegar, also known as spirit vinegar, made by distilling ordinary malt vinegar to produce a very strong, colourless liquid high in acetic acid.
This vinegar is made from matured white wine and selected herbs such as marjoram, flat leaf parsley, rosemary and thyme.
A subtle pear-flavoured vinegar made from fermented pear juice (perry), this variety is similar to cider vinegar.
www.waitrose.com /frontend/popups/rec_gloss.asp?uidstr=341   (791 words)

 Vinegar- the common and some uncommon uses
Vinegar is a natural air freshener when sprayed in a room.
Mix one cup of Vinegar in enough water to fill an ice cube tray, freeze the mixture, grind the cubes through the disposal, and flush with cold water.
Douche with one tablespoon White Vinegar to one-quart warm water to adjust the pH balance in the vagina.
www.virtuowl.com /home/vinegar-uses.htm   (1055 words)

 131 Uses for Vinegar
of vinegar and water simmer on the stove.
of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the microwave.
1 teaspoon of distilled vinegar in a pint of
www.angelfire.com /cantina/homemaking/vinegar.html   (1830 words)

 Vinegar: (Almost) the Only Cleaner You'll Ever Need | The New Homemaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vinegar is a weak form of acetic acid that forms through the fermentation of sugars or starches.
In this article, we are focusing on the uses of vinegar as a cleaner.
Vinegar is used in 100% concentration unless otherwise specified.
www.thenewhomemaker.com /node/277   (1113 words)

 Making Vinegar with Acetobacter Mother of Vinegar
Vinegar making at home can be a rewarding hobby and you will appreciate the superb quality of the vinegar you make.
Once your vinegar vat (a one gallon glass jar) is activated it will produce vinegar for as long as you supply left over wine.
Once you begin to harvest your vinegar we have supplied a 375 ml (12 oz.) wine bottle with reusable real cork stopper and pour spout to store and serve your finished vinegar.
www.leeners.com /vinegarmaking.html   (388 words)

 More about Vinegar - Alternative Medicine
Soak wilted vegetables in 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vinegar.
A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with a bit of honey added for flavor, will take the edge off your appetite and give you an overall healthy feeling.
Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in the teapot.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art1485.asp   (603 words)

 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apple cider vinegar has been endowed with a multitude of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids.
It is claimed vinegar can banish arthritis, forestall osteoporosis, prevent cancer, kill infection, condition the skin, aid digestion, control weight, preserve memory, and protect the mind from aging.
Ease the discomfort of a sore throat and speed healing by sipping occasionally on a syrup made of 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 3 tablespoons honey.
vinegar.faithweb.com   (1142 words)

 Vinegar Magic - Over 375 Healthy, Money Saving Ways to Use Vinegar. It's Not Just for Food!
Strange as it may seem, vinegar is not ONLY for salads, fish and chips, or pickling.
Believe it or not, vinegar can be far more effective than the harmful and dangerous commercial chemicals you use every day.
What if the right blend of vinegar could not only remove the dirt and grime easier, but you would not be inhaling potentially hazardous chlorine gas, or that disgusting ammonia smell.
www.vinegarmagic.com   (1076 words)

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