View Full Version : is Balsamic vinegar raw?
09-01-2008, 08:33 PM
I love Balsamic vinegar. I have not seen it mentioned as either raw or otherwise in any books or on any sites. Anyone know?
09-01-2008, 08:45 PM
If it isn't labeled raw, it usually isn't raw. I doubt store-brand vinegar would be, sorry.
09-01-2008, 09:11 PM
but... many of us use it anyway. i know i do. mmm yummy.
09-01-2008, 09:52 PM
it's cooked down in the beginning.
09-02-2008, 01:05 AM
It's not raw but it's always used in small quantities anyway so it's not really a problem. The bigger problem is that most balsamic vinegar has cancer causing chemicals added, normally sulfites and/or artificial color/caramel color. I'd be more worried about the cancer causing chemicals than it being raw or not. If you absolutely want a raw vinegar you can get apple cider vinegar, but I'm still not 100% sure it's raw even though it may saw raw/unpasteurized, it may be heated/cooked at some point anyway (the term raw is not controlled like the term organic and most things labelled raw really aren't).
09-02-2008, 01:16 AM
That's a must have in my pantry. Get a high quality balsamic. And enjoy it occassionally.
09-02-2008, 08:34 PM
I did not know about the cancer-causing agents. But - I like the approach to use high-quality in small quantities (which is what I would do). Thanks for the information!
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