Water, Honey, Yeasts
Honey vinegar is not very well known, although it was the first vinegar used by man. Honey vinegar is made from the acetic fermentation of honey. It is probably the oldest vinegar in the world, having been known to the ancient Egyptians, as evidenced by an inscription on an Egyptian jar containing vinegar dating back to 8,000 BC. It has a sour but delicate taste, a golden colour and an intense aroma, rich in enzymes and mineral salts.
Why is honey vinegar called 'mild'?
This condiment has two main characteristics that distinguish it from other vinegars:
- Its golden colour, which has earned it the nickname 'liquid gold';
- Its light and fragrant flavour, which makes it a very valid alternative to sweet and delicate flavours.
Regular consumption of this type of vinegar can have beneficial effects on the body. In fact, honey, especially in its organic state, contains enzymes, amino acids and important minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium.
Benefits of honey vinegar
The consumption of honey vinegar allows you to benefit from interesting and numerous properties. Obviously, the organic origin of this product is essential in order to obtain the benefits that this vinegar can bring to our organism. First of all, honey vinegar helps to strengthen our immune system. The acetic ferments present in honey regulate the balance of the bacterial flora in the intestines: an action that has a positive effect on the health of the entire organism. The intestinal flora helps digest food, promotes the absorption of nutrients and counteracts the presence of bad bacteria that can lead to intestinal and other diseases. The pH balance of the gut is therefore a necessary condition for an effective and responsive immune system. Honey vinegar is also considered a perfect ally against bloating, as it is able to dispose of fluid accumulation. Because of its draining properties, it is favoured by women wishing to combat cellulite. It also has a cleansing effect on the liver and intestines, ridding them of excess waste and toxins. Indirectly, honey vinegar has a positive effect on those suffering from high blood pressure. For those who must avoid salt because of this condition, honey vinegar is a perfect substitute for seasoning dishes.
Honey vinegar in cooking
Honey vinegar is a versatile ingredient in the kitchen that can be used to enrich, flavour and provide nutritional benefits to our dishes. As well as being a condiment for
- grilled vegetables
- Marinades for meat