Yes, But What TYPE Of Vinegar

Discussion in 'Diet, Recipes' started by mariange, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. mariange

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    Hi All,

    I've been using a balsamic vinegar that I had on the shelf for the carrot salad. And while it was tasty, I don't think (from what I can tell searching this forum) that balsamic is the Ray Peat preferred type of vinegar. As my bottle is running out anyway, I thought I would try to find out what I should buy next time around.

    I've seen a few references to white, and a few references to apple cider (sometimes Bragg's, sometimes not). I guess I've always avoided white vinegar, thinking it was a grain product. But I went searching online, and did find some good white recommendations at Cook's Illustrated. Does anyone know if we're trying to minimize or maximize ethyl acetate content?

    http://www.cooksillustrated.com/tastete ... docid=9999


    Would it be even better to seek out a fruit vinegar?

    Thanks for any input!

    Mariange
     
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    mariange

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    I don't know yet if it's a good reference, but just found a free Kindle book on Amazon called "The Production of Vinegar from Honey" by Gerard W. Bancks. I've downloaded and will provide some feedback if it's interesting.
     
  3. Jenn

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    I use mostly filtered, cheap grocery store ACV now, not braggs. Why pay more for sediment? I use white for cleaning. Flavor wise, I still use balsamic on occasion.
     
  4. Bluebell

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    I think that Peat recommends the basic white vinegar, and I think he says that the ACV with mother has possible fungal toxins in it.

    I also wonder if there's a better vinegar to use than white.

    Balsamic does sound good - a reduction from grapes - I wonder what Peat would think of that?
     
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    mariange

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    I think the free Kindle book has inspired me to try to make a batch of vinegar with honey / water as the starting point.

    If nothing else, it will be "interesting science." :D
     
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    Rice vinegar is good, and coconut vinegar. (don't know what Peat would say about them though)
     
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    I like rice vinegar too. I also only buy it in a glass bottle.
     
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