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Go Green! 1001 USES FOR WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR

Vinegar is amazing, astounding, and in some cases just plain fun...it's economical, environmentally friendly, all natural and non-toxic. I keep a gallon on board and use it for cleaning, disinfecting, cooking etc. I hope you enjoy some of the interesting tidbits about this versatile product. 

Here are some FUN FACTS

    • Vinegar has been used for 10,000 years. It just might be the world's oldest ingredient!
    • The main uses for white distilled vinegar are cooking/food preparation and cleaning/disinfecting.
    • The International Vinegar Museum is in Roslyn, South Dakota.
    • The International Vinegar Festival is held every June in Roslyn, South Dakota.
    • Consumers in the South buy and use more white distilled vinegar than in any other region of the country.
    • Adding vinegar to baking soda produces a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide. This combination is often used to make a do-it-yourself erupting volcano.
    • Pearls melt in white distilled vinegar.
    • An egg softens in white distilled vinegar because the acetic acid dissolves the eggshell.
    • Immersing a chicken bone in vinegar for 24 hours will make it rubbery.
    • An open dish of white distilled vinegar will help remove paint smells from a room.
    • Salad dressings, sauces, marinades, ketchup, mustard, and pickles are all made with white distilled vinegar.
    • Vegetable vinegars are made with potato, cucumber, beet root, and tomato.
    • Herb vinegars include thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, garlic and mint.
    • The most popular herb-flavored vinegars use thyme and oregano.
    • Fruit vinegars include apple cider, coconut, fig, black currant, pear, prune, raisin, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, peach, pineapple, and cherry.
    • Cider vinegar is made from apples and is the most popular vinegar used for cooking in the United States.
    • Raisin vinegar is produced in Turkey and used in Middle Eastern cuisine.
    • Germany, Austria and the Netherlands make vinegar from beer.
    • Italy and France produce a rare honey vinegar.
    • Cane vinegar, made from sugar cane juice, is popular in the Philippines.
    • Soothe a sore throat with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water and honey.
    • Soak your feet in white distilled vinegar to stop athlete's foot.
    • Drink a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar to stop the hiccups.
    • Pantyhose last longer when rinsed with water containing 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar.
    • Massage white distilled vinegar into your scalp, rinse, then wash with regular shampoo and watch dandruff disappear.
    • Spray white distilled vinegar on furniture to stop the cat from scratching it.


Read here how vinegar is made, the history of vinegar, the 1001 uses for vinegar in cleaning, laundry, health, garden, automotive, pets and cooking.

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