Vinegar is a liquid, which consists of acetic acid and water. By the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria, the acetic acid is produced. It is used as a main ingredient in cooking. Vinegar can be used as an herbicide. Consumers who use the vinegar, specially the households, use the solution which do not exceed 5%. Stronger solutions, that is 10% and above require careful handling. This is because, they are corrosive and cause damage to the skin.


Uses of Vinegar

  • Vinegar is used as a condiment.
  • It is used many cuisines.
  • It is used to pickle foods.
  • Vinegar is used in the preparation of chutneys too.
  • Sometimes, vinegar is taken as a substitute to the lemon juice, although it lacks vitamin C.

Health Benefits of Vinegar

  • Small amounts of vinegar if added to food or taken along with meal, helps in reducing the glycemic index of carbohydrate food for people with or without diabetes.
  • Consumption of vinegar along with food, may increase the feeling of fullness and so reduces the amount of food to be consumed.

Nutrition Facts of Vinegar

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 18
% Daily Value
Total fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 2 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0 g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin B-6 0% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 0%
Daily Value percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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