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03-23-2011, 11:54 AM
Are balsamic and red wine vinegars raw?
I know white vinegar is bad, but I was hoping to get a break from Apple Cider Vinegar if I can. I know I have an old quinoa salad recipe that has Red Wine Vinegar in it - I was wondering if I could make it with spouted quinoa. I think it would not taste the same with apple cider vinegar though so I wanted to see if it qualifies as raw.
03-23-2011, 12:56 PM
i know balsamic isn't... not sure about red wine but i'm guessing no since i've never seen it mentioned.
03-23-2011, 02:18 PM
03-23-2011, 02:34 PM
Thank you!!! Good news. :-)
09-09-2011, 06:17 AM
Vinegar is an acidic liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid (ethanoic acid). It also may come in a diluted form. The pH of table vinegar ranges from 2.4 to 3.4 (higher if diluted). The acetic acid concentration typically ranges from 4% to 8% by volume for table vinegar and up to 18% for pickling vinegar. Natural vinegars also contain small amounts of tartaric acid, citric acid, and other acids. Vinegar has been used since ancient times and is an important element in European, Asian, and other cuisines.
09-09-2011, 07:13 AM
Eden Foods Red Wine Vinegar is not organic though and knowing how toxic wine can be when it's not, I wouldn't use it. ACV & coconut vinegar are supposedly the only raw ones. But there are so many different things one can use instead of vinegar that it's not even really necessary. I rarely use it myself and I use to love vinegar when SAD.
Dent de Lion
09-09-2011, 01:40 PM
Ume plum vinegar is delicious, though not really a "vinegar." I'm pretty sure it's raw and/living. Instead of wine vinegar, maybe just use a little bit of raw organic wine? I use lemon or lime instead of vinegar.
09-12-2011, 02:08 PM
Well, you can certainly make your own vinegar. If you google making vinegar you can find lots of information. You can start with an organic wine of your choice and add the acetobacter starter to it. Once you have it going I think you can save a little of the active vinegar and add more wine to it.
Dent de Lion
09-14-2011, 09:26 PM
You can also try adding some wine (or herbs, fruits, veggies, juices, etc.) to your apple cider vinegar to flavor it.
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