You couldnt find out one country in the world which doesnt eat or
produce vinegar. It had been a worldwide spice for a long time of history. Until
now, more and more people realized its health function. In fact, the vinegar in
different countries was made of various raw materials and recipes. It has rice,
wine, apple cider, balsamic, malt, fruit, herb, cane, and distilled white
You couldnt find out one country in the
world which doesnt eat or produce vinegar. It had been a worldwide spice for a
long time of history. Until now, more and more people realized its health
function. In fact, the vinegar in different countries was made of various raw
materials and recipes. It has rice, wine, apple cider, balsamic, malt, fruit,
herb, cane, and distilled white vinegars.
In China, vinegar was mainly made of corn,
such as rice, barley, sticky rice and so on. But it is mainly wine vinegar,
apple cider vinegar in the Occident. The Sushi Vinegar is the most
famous one in Japan.
The Japanese sushi is made of cooked rice which flavored with this vinegar. In
Italian, vinegar was made of very special grapes. It has a very complicated procedure
with a few mount of output.
Many people think that the only use of
vinegar is in cooking, marinating different types of meat and fish, and an
ingredient in salads. How very wrong they are! Actually, it has various uses.
The following is a general introduction of the vintage uses.
Remove smoke odor from your home. They
could be cooking odors but this is very effective for cigarette and cigar smoke
odors. You just need to place a bowl half filled with vinegar in the room. If
you place a lit candle in the bowl, you could get a faster effect.
Inhale vapors of vinegar mixed in boiling water to get instant relief from a blocked
nose and sinus problems.
Mix one tablespoon of
vinegar (preferably apple cider vinegar, but any vinegar will do) to a glass of
warm water, gargle and swallow to relieve a sore throat.
Use it to keep kitchen drain unclogged and smelling good. Once a week pour one
cup of undiluted vinegar down the drain. Let stand for an hour. Flush with
Rub palms with vinegar and wash to remove cooking odors. It is very effective if
you have just cut onions.
Remove odors from your refrigerator. Wipe it with a soft cloth dipped in an
equal mixture of vinegar and water. Do this at least once a month.
When you wash and dry stainless steel, it will leave faint white marks. To get
rid of these marks, you just wipe clean with a soft cloth dipped in mild
Boil an equal mixture of vinegar and water in your microwave for 10 to 15
minutes. This will help loosen all splattered foodstuff and also deodorize the microwave. Remove all
loose food particles and wipe clean with a soft cloth soaked in vinegar.
If your washing machine has got a heater from
water get deposited on the heating element. Heating capacity will reduce due to
this. To solve this run your machine using the heater to maximum. Mix one cup
of vinegar to this water. It will loosen and remove the limescales. You can see
this when the water is drained out of the machine. After doing this you will be
surprised at how fast the water heats up. Also your washing machine will now
consume much less electricity when using the heater function.
While boiling eggs, add one to two tablespoons of vinegar to the water. If an
egg is cracked, the white will not spill out.
Add a tablespoon of vinegar while poaching eggs. The whites will not spread all
over and be much firmer and whiter.
To tenderize meat, marinate it with vinegar and spices for at least a couple of
hours. Better still keep it refrigerated overnight.
To keep your flowers fresh longer, add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water.
After reading this, can you think of any ingredient in your kitchen that comes
even close to the humble vinegar in terms of versatility?