Vinegars

This is where you can find out all the specific information you want about our Vinegars. Please contact us if you're unable to find the answer to your question.

What is floating in my vinegar?
What is Organic Distilled White Vinegar?
What is Organic Golden Balsamic Vinegar?
Why is it called 'Golden'?
Are there similarities between Golden Balsamic and traditional Balsamic Vinegars?
Does Organic Distilled White Vinegar contain the mother?
How does Organic Golden Balsamic differ from regular Balsamic Vinegar?
What is the nutritional value of white vinegar?
Does Organic Distilled White Vinegar contain sulfites?
Is Organic Distilled White Vinegar Kosher?
What are suggested uses for Organic Golden Balsamic Vinegar?
If white vinegar does not provide nutritional value, why use it?

What is floating in my vinegar?

The milky strands and translucent shapes you find in our Red and White Wine Vinegars (or any of our other unpasteurized vinegars) is called "The Mother" of vinegar. Granted, this may be an overly poetic term, but it is perfectly safe and is in fact a sign of a genuine, unpasteurized, naturally-processed vinegar.

"The Mother" (so-called because it actually creates the vinegar) is actually made up of the harmless vinegar bacteria called "Acetobactor." This is what turns the juice, cider or wine into vinegar. "The Mother" has enjoyed a prevalent folkloric past and unfiltered vinegars are thought to be particularly beneficial to the digestive system.

Refrigerating vinegar will slow or stop the formation of "The Mother."

 

What is Organic Distilled White Vinegar?

Organic Distilled White Vinegar is colorless, clear white vinegar with neutral, acidic flavor. The vinegar is created using 100% organic corn and rye as source material. All processing steps and the finished product itself conform to organic standards.

 

What is Organic Golden Balsamic Vinegar?

Spectrum Naturals Organic Golden Balsamic Vinegar is a delicious
balsamic vinegar imported from the Mecca of balsamic vinegars: Modena, Italy.

 

Why is it called 'Golden'?

Because is has a beautiful natural amber tint.

 

Are there similarities between Golden Balsamic and traditional Balsamic Vinegars?

Yes. Both are imported from a small producer in Modena, Italy. Both are made from premium organic Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes and aged in wooden casks.

 

Does Organic Distilled White Vinegar contain the mother?

No. Distilled vinegar does not provide an environment for the mother to grow.

 

How does Organic Golden Balsamic differ from regular Balsamic Vinegar?

Organic Golden Balsamic Vinegar has a lighter consistency than dark balsamic vinegars. Its flavor is lighter too: intense yet delicate with balanced sweet and sour notes.

 

What is the nutritional value of white vinegar?

White vinegar provides acidity and neutral flavor. While it contains no nutritional components, it preserves the nutritional value of recipes in which it is an ingredient, such as dressings, mayonnaise, sauces and canned foods.

 

Does Organic Distilled White Vinegar contain sulfites?

No. Sulfites occur naturally in wine vinegars but are not present in distilled vinegars.

 

Is Organic Distilled White Vinegar Kosher?

At this time our supplier is not Kosher certified.

 

What are suggested uses for Organic Golden Balsamic Vinegar?

Organic Golden Balsamic's delicate flavor makes it ideal for recipes where subtlety and a hint of fruit are called for, such as light salad dressings and sauces. For a perfect appetizer or snack, use it in tandem with a good quality organic extra virgin olive oil for bread dipping with sweet or sourdough French bread.

 

If white vinegar does not provide nutritional value, why use it?

Use white vinegar any time you want acidity plus neutral flavor. White vinegar has myriad uses around the home, including canning and pickling, using as an ingredient in mayonnaise and sauces, common household cleaning chores, soothing sunburn, and much more.

By purchasing Spectrum Naturals Organic Distilled White Vinegar, you are helping to support organic and sustainable agriculture.