Friday, July 20, 2012

Fun Facts about Vinegar

Vinegar is amazing, astounding, and in some cases just plain fun. We hope you enjoy some of the interesting tidbits we’ve gathered about this versatile product.For information on the world’s largest marketer and manufacturer of vinegar click here
  • Vinegar has been used for 10,000 years. It just might be the world's oldest ingredient!
  • The main uses for white distilled vinegar are cooking/food preparation and cleaning/disinfecting.
World Renowned
  • The International Vinegar Museum is in Roslyn, South Dakota.
  • The International Vinegar Festival is held every June in Roslyn, South Dakota.
The Pride of the South
  • Consumers in the South buy and use more white distilled vinegar than in any other region of the country.
There she blows!
  • Adding vinegar to baking soda produces a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide. This combination is often used to make a do-it-yourself erupting volcano.
It’s magic…
  • Pearls melt in white distilled vinegar.
  • An egg softens in white distilled vinegar because the acetic acid dissolves the eggshell.
  • Immersing a chicken bone in vinegar for 24 hours will make it rubbery.
A Breath of Fresh Air
  • An open dish of white distilled vinegar will help remove paint smells from a room.
Secret ingredient
  • Salad dressings, sauces, marinades, ketchup, mustard, and pickles are all made with white distilled vinegar.
From the Garden
  • Vegetable vinegars are made with potato, cucumber, beet root, and tomato.
  • Herb vinegars include thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, garlic and mint.
  • The most popular herb-flavored vinegars use thyme and oregano.
A Fruity Twist
  • Fruit vinegars include apple cider, coconut, fig, black currant, pear, prune, raisin, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, peach, pineapple, and cherry.
  • Cider vinegar is made from apples and is the most popular vinegar used for cooking in the United States.
  • Raisin vinegar is produced in Turkey and used in Middle Eastern cuisine.
  • Germany, Austria and the Netherlands make vinegar from beer.
Sweet Treat
  • Italy and France produce a rare honey vinegar.
  • Cane vinegar, made from sugar cane juice, is popular in the Philippines.
Healthy Hints
  • Soothe a sore throat with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water and honey.
  • Soak your feet in white distilled vinegar to stop athlete’s foot.
  • Drink a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar to stop the hiccups.
  • Pantyhose last longer when rinsed with water containing 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar.
  • Massage white distilled vinegar into your scalp, rinse, then wash with regular shampoo and watch dandruff disappear.
The Cat’s Meow
  • Spray white distilled vinegar on furniture to stop the cat from scratching it.

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