Category: Oils, and Vinegars – A to Z

. What Is Vinegar

A Variety of Flavoured Vinegars

There are many types of vinegar, the variety depending upon the source materials, and is mainly used in the culinary arts as a flavourful, acidic cooking ingredient, or in pickling. An aqueous solution of acetic acid and trace chemicals that may include flavourings, vinegar typically contains 5–20% acetic acid by volume. Usually the acetic acid …

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Information including health benefits and substitutes for Apple Cider Vinegar.

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Cane Vinegar

Cane Vinegar

Cane Vinegar has a mellow flavour like malt vinegar, with an added freshness in the mouth. It is not sweet, but it is less harsh than distilled vinegars. The quality varies, and the colour ranges from dark yellow to golden brown.

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Chinkiang Vinegar

Chinkiang Vinegar

Zhenjiang or Chinkiang vinegar is a rice-based black vinegar widely used in Chinese cuisine.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects and a flavour of fresh olives.

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Mustard Oil

Cold Pressed White Sesame Oil

Mustard Seed Oil is a pungent oil derived from crushed mustard seed. Used most commonly as a culinary ingredient in Indian cooking, mustard seed oil is the second richest source of omega 3 fats.

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Red Wine Vinegar

Red wine vinegar is a fat-free, low-calorie way to amp up flavor without having to worry about adding body fat, if you’re worried about weight loss.

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Rice Wine Vinegar

Rice Wine Vinegar

Rice wine vinegar (also called rice vinegar) is popular in Asian cuisines and they’re sweeter, milder, and less acidic than Western vinegars.

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Sesame Oil

Cold Pressed White Sesame Oil

Traditionally used in Asian cooking, it can also be added to Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes.

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Umeboshi Vinegar

Japanese Umeboshi Vinegar is not really vinegar but a pleasantly tart and salty juice extracted from making pickled Umeboshi plums.

As it isn’t fermented, it is suitable for those who are yeast intolerant and contains many of the healing qualities and nutrients associated with the pickled plums. Plum vinegar is produced during the pickling process …

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Walnut Oil

Walnut Oil

Walnut oil is pressed from raw or roasted walnuts. Nut oils have become increasingly popular with chefs where they are typically used in dressing or in in finishing sauces.

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White Wine Vinegar

White Wine Vinegar

Information including health benefits and substitutes for White Wine Vinegar. It can be used for cooking, baking, cleaning and weed control and may aid weight loss and lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

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Yuzu Vinegar

Yuzu Vinegar

Yuzu Vinegar is a dark, gold-coloured vinegar with a citrus taste to it.

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