You will always find a bottle of white vinegar in my pantry. This awesome liquid is low in calories and nutrients. It is also a versatile product with many purposes in the kitchen and the home in general.
How Is Vinegar Made?
Spruceeats.com states that vinegar is made through the fermentation of ethanol alcohol. Any ingredient containing ethanol may be used to make vinegar, including distilled grain alcohol, wine, champagne, beer, cider and more.
How is white vinegar used
Vinegar, in general, has many usages, one which is cooking. In Caribbean cuisine, white vinegar is used to clean meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and fruits. And let’s not forget that it is also used in marinades and sauces.
Cooking with vinegar is done pretty much everywhere. Another great tip to use vinegar in adding it to sauces. For example, Creole sauce is usually made with lemon juice. If you don’t have lemon juice you would always use white or apple cider vinegar.
Vinegar is also used to pickle vegetables and fruits. For home use, vinegar is used for cleaning and disinfecting.
Do you know you could do this with white vinegar?
Did you know that vinegar helps certain root vegetables and other vegetables keep their vibrant color? Yes, it does. Not only it helps but it also gives the food a nice flavor. For example, adding vinegar to the water when boiling plantain will help keep its yellowish vibrant color.
I learned this tip a very long time ago when I first started cooking. This cooking tip also works for yam and yucca. The vinegar helps the plantain keep its yellowish color. For yucca and yam, it is the same. The yam or yucca won’t look dull.
How much do you need? Well, it depends on the amount of water. For 4 to 6 cups of water use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon only. If you use more vinegar, your food will taste a bit acidic. Always use white vinegar or any other vinegar in moderation when cooking.
So next time you want your boiled root vegetables or plantain looking fresh and appetizing, add a little bit of white vinegar to the boiling water.