Vinegar gets its name from the French word vin aigre, meaning sour wine, which is an explanation of the original process. Wine becomes sour and turns to vinegar.
Vinegar is one of nature's great gifts to mankind, It is a truly natural product and its safe to say that man has been exposed to vinegar from ancient times. Recorded vinegar history starts around 5000 BC, when the Babylonians were using the fruit of the date palm to make wine and vinegar. They used it as a food and as a preserving or pickling agent. During Biblical times, vinegar was used to flavor food, as an energizing drink, and as a medicine, and it is mentioned in both the old and new Testaments. Nowadays, vinegar is made from a many other products too, like coconut water.
Vinegar history provides many examples of this liquid's usefulness in daily life. Diluted vinegar in small quantity has been used as a strengthening and energizing tonic by the military throughout the ages. Roman soldiers called this a refreshing drink and used it regularly as did the Japanese samurai. The addition of vinegar to drinking water had the additional benefit of killing any infectious agents that might have been present.
1. Coconut Vinegar has health benefits. Coconut Vinegar has natural vitamins, minerals, and anti oxidants including Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Beta Carotene, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Sodium (as quoted in Coconut Development Board's website). Since it is naturally fermented, it still retains all nutritious ingredients of the coconut water. Diluted dose of 5-10ml is suggested daily with any fruit juice or honey. This is one of the most nutrient-packed and healthiest vinegar made in India! Till recently, the most readily available has been a rather tasteless synthetic vinegar. By the way synthetic vinegar is illegal for food use in most countries. CocoVinegar is a healthier alternative to synthetic vinegar.
2. Coconut Vinegar in cooking. Coconut Vinegar is great in marinades, as it breaks down protein which helps tenderize meat and fish. There are many recipes that makes use of Coconut Vinegar. It adds that zest flavor to your food. 100% natural coconut water based CocoVinegar can perform miraculous tricks for improving flavor, preserving food, filling in for missing ingredients, food digestion and even making food look better.
3. Coconut Vinegar as a cleaning agent. Cleaning fruits and vegetables of pesticides. Fill basin with clean water, add natural vinegar (3 parts water, 1 part natural vinegar) and stir. Add fruits and vegetables and soak for atleast 30 minutes. Scrub, Water will be dirty, vegetables and fruits will be free of wax, pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Quick rinse in clean water and enjoy !
4. Coconut Vinegar the stain remover. Use Coconut Vinegar as a stain remover on your fabrics. Just have to be careful to dab a few drops of Coconut vinegar on stained area and wash it gently. It is quite effective.
5. Coconut Vinegar is a disinfectant. Its good to have Coconut Vinegar handy in your home. Wasp and hornet venom are powerful alkalines. Use a natural acid such as coconut vinegar to neutralize them. It can be applied via a piece of cloth or bandaging. Make sure to keep the stings soaked for at least 15 minutes and this should greatly help eliminate the discomfort . Coconut Vinegar acts as an agent to disinfect the affected areas.
Coconut water contains energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, and dietary fiber. The mineral content includes calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium. The vitamins found in coconut water include vitamin B6, C, and E, as well as vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folate.