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FOOD

making carbs count

However, when it comes to

eating and drinking the sour

stuff, quite a number of studies

have shown that vinegar can help

reduce the glucose response

to carbohydrate load in healthy

adults and in individuals with

diabetes. There is also some

evidence that drinking vinegar

alongside a meal helps you feel

fuller for longer.

Vinegar as

medicine

There is a lot of anecdotal

information floating about in

cyberspace about the benefits of

apple cider vinegar in particular

for treating various ailments - a

lot of it wide of the mark. Whilst

experts agree that the most

effective and healthiest way to

regulate blood sugar levels is

to avoid the usual suspects in

the form of refined carbs and

sugary snacks, there is promising

evidence that apple cider vinegar

could be beneficial because of

the anti-glycaemic effect of

acetic acid which was found to

reduce starch digestion and/or

delay gastric emptying.

One research team discovered

that people who took apple

cider vinegar in solution had

increased insulin sensitivity and

significantly reduced post-meal

blood glucose and insulin levels.

There is a small but growing

body of evidence that shows that

regularly drinking or using apple

cider vinegar at mealtimes could

be a useful addition to managing

diabetes. Scientists agree that

more research is needed but

in the meantime it would seem

you have nothing to lose by

adding a bit more vinegar to your

daily diet.

For some inspiration

about using vinegar see BBC

Good Food.

Nutrition

This is information for

Sainsbury's Balsamic Vinegar.

Note that Balsamic vinegar

is higher in sugar, carbs and

calories than other varieties.

Per typical serving of 15ml,

14 cals

almost zero fat

3g carbs

(2g of which are sugars)

1g of starch

0.5 g fibre

0.5g protein

trace of salt

The main types of

vinegar include:

Apple Cider vinegar

Apple Cider vinegar is a store/medicinecupboard

must-have for its taste and

reputed healthy properties concerning

weight control and blood sugar levels.

Many people swear by it and drink a

dash of it with water every day. It's made

from crushed apples and is lower in

acidity than other types of vinegar with

a faint apple flavour - good news if you

are planning to take it in water. It can

be used for salads, sauces, dressings,

marinades, and sweeter dishes.

Balsamic vinegar

This has acquired legendary status

since arriving on the shelves of British

supermarkets. It's made from fermented

grape 'must' (whole pressed grapes)

and originates from around the town of

Modena in the north of Italy. Thick and

sweet with a distinctive brown colour,

it can be used in sauces or dressings

and even on fruit or ice cream. Balsamic

vinegar's sugar content means that it is

higher in calories than other vinegars.

Flavoured vinegar

Flavoured or infused vinegars are now

widely available. They use a vinegar

base (usually wine vinegar) infused with

chillies, garlic or herbs like rosemary

or sage to create unique flavours for

vinaigrette dressings and marinades.

Malt vinegar

Most often found in large bottles in

fish and chip shops where vinegar was

reputedly first used to break up the fat

used in frying this popular takeaway.

Malt vinegar production in the UK was

a spin-off of the brewing industry and

this was the main variety of vinegar

available for many years. It is made

from fermented beer and has a dark,

distinctive colour and a strong acidic

flavour which goes well on hot, fried

food and in selected sauces or dips. It

is also available in a clear, distilled form

which is good for making pickles.

Rice vinegar

A light sweet and sour vinegar

which as the name suggests is made

from fermented rice. It's often

used in Asian cooking where it is

commonly added to a number of hot

and cold dishes including sushi. It is

not as acidic as some vinegars and

adds a subtle but distinctive taste to

foods like sushi, pickled vegetables,

and stir-frys.

Wine vinegar

Can be made with red or white

wine and usually has a sharp, acidic

flavour that varies with the type of

wine used. There are many varieties

and a lot of choice available. It

lends itself to marinades and salad

dressings. The colouring in red wine

vinegar can be used to enhance

dressings and marinades. It is also

popular for cooking meat and fish.

White distilled vinegar

Made by the fermentation of

distilled alcohol derived from

fermented grains which produce

a solution of ethanol - later

converted into a solution of acetic

acid. This accounts for the lack of

savoury or aromatic flavours found

in white vinegar. The resulting

acidity is ideal for pickling onions

and other vegetables because it

does not alter the colour. Distilled

vinegar is also a popular choice for

household cleaning.

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