Balsamic Vinegar is fast becoming more and more of a regular acquaintance in people’s kitchen. The thick, rich, aromatic vinegar is developed by reducing grapes and aging the pressed grape juice for 3-12 years.
In addition, Balsamic Vinegar is very versatile in the kitchen, but did you know it also provides a handful of health benefits?
- Antioxidant Polyphenols
- Weight Loss
- Bone Health
- Controlling Diabetes
How to Use More Balsamic Vinegar In Your Everyday Diet
- Finish your soups and sauces with just a small drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar
- Salad Dressing. Mix one part Balsamic Vinegar to two parts Olive Oil. Moreover, you can also add shallots, garlic and herbs for additional flavor. Some of our favorite combinations include:
- Persian Lime Olive Oil with Serrano Honey Balsamic Vinegar
- Basil Oil and Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
- Garlic Oil and Jalapeno Balsamic Vinegar
- Balsamic Vinegar can also be used, reduced as a syrup for ice cream, pizza, fruit and vegetable. Be sure to try reducing the following:
- Espresso Balsamic Vinegar and Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar - Delicious on ice cream!
- Make a Balsamic Butter Sauce for steaks or pork tenderloin. While meat is resting, prepare sauce.
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil
In a medium pan, you can also add Olive Oil and/or butter. Heat over medium heat. When butter is melted, add onion and reduce heat to low and cook just until onion is softened. Add Balsamic Vinegar and reduce slightly. Pour over meat and garnish with chopped parsley.