Vinegar

Description

Vinegar is a sour-tasting liquid that is mostly made from acetic acid and water. Vinegar is commonly used in salad dressings, but it can be used to add flavor to steamed vegetables, to poach eggs, or to perk up any can of soup or sauce.

Buy It

  • Experiment with different types of vinegar if you're unsure which one to buy. White vinegar and red wine vinegar are most often used in cooking. Apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar taste great in salads!

Store It

  • Store vinegar bottles in a cool, dry place, like a pantry.

Cook It

  • Sprinkle some vinegar, olive oil, and oregano over a fresh salad for your own salad dressing. It tastes better and is less expensive than buying pre-made dressings!
  • Use vinegar in meat marinades to make them more tender.

Why It's Great

  • Vinegar adds a sour flavor to foods and can often replace salt -- vinegar has no sodium!
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