Cathy Isom is celebrating the common household product you can eat and clean with. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Vinegar is a common household product that brightens many salads, is used in canning and can shine up a window, too! And on November 1 This Land of Ours recognizes National Vinegar Day! Vinegar is produced either by a fast or a slow fermentation process. Slow methods are generally used with traditional vinegar and the fermentation proceeds slowly over the course of months or up to a year.
There are many varieties of vinegar, including: Apple cider, Balsamic, Beer, Cane, Coconut, Date, Distilled vinegar, Rice, Sherry vinegar, White and Wine.
Vinegar is also an essential ingredient in mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce and mayonnaise. It’s a popular condiment for fish and chips, used as a flavoring for potato chips, as a dip for crab meat, and a substitute for fresh lemon juice. Some forms of vinegar are are believed to have health benefits, are often used in cleaning, as well as gardening and pest control.
To learn more about vinegar, check out www.versatilevinegar.org.
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