5 Healthy + Versatile Vinegars - Clean Eating Magazine

5 Healthy + Versatile Vinegars

Prized for their healthful properties and flavor-enhancing abilities, vinegars can be used 
in countless ways, from forming the base of salad dressings to boosting the flavor of organic meats. Try these Clean Eating–approved vinegars for all your recipe needs.
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Also see Apple Cider Vinegar Cinnamon Tea.

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1. RAWLICIOUS

Containing the “mother” – a culture of organisms that includes enzymes and probiotics – Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Vinegar is the organic sap collected from the blossoms of coconut trees. This vinegar is a good source of B vitamins and the digestive-friendly prebiotic FOS.

$6, coconutsecret.com for where to buy

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2. TRIED, TESTED & TRUE

Crafted using a 1,000-year-old method, Eden Organic Brown Rice Vinegar is a blend of fermented and aged organic brown rice, koji and spring water. It's a smooth, mellow and slightly sweet vinegar with low acidity, making it a good option for Asian dishes and dipping sauces.

$6 per 10 oz, edenfoods.com

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3. WORLD-CLASS BALSAMIC

Aged in wood barrels, La Vecchia Dispensa Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP has an ideal balance of both sweet and tart flavors. Drizzle over meats or berries, or add a dash to salad dressings. (TIP: Insert the cork dropper into the mouth of the bottle to prevent overpouring.)

$21, formaggiokitchen.com

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4. FRESHLY PRESSED

Fleischmann’s Classic Organics Red Wine Vinegar uses freshly pressed organic red grapes for a full-bodied fermented vinegar that gives big flavor to vinaigrettes, marinades and dressings.

$5 per 16 oz, getsaucedfoods.com

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5. BLOOD SUGAR STABILIZER

Among its many health benefits, Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar helps manage weight, control blood sugar, relieve exercise-induced muscle pain and support digestion. It's no wonder this zesty vinegar is a staple in many clean-eating kitchens. $6.50 per 32 oz, bragg.com

Also see Clean Choice Awards 2016: Oils & Vinegars.