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Vinegar 101: All the Green Hints we can think of! 6-20-08
Great uses for vinegar
Jam packed details in how to use vinegar for your life. Detailing the versatility of vinegar, this book will give you and your family the needed information to get through a hectic day with an added sense of confidence and cleanness. From Health and Beauty to Cleaning, you can learn how to save money while using vinegar daily! Using vinegar, not only will save you money in your daily home and health needs, but you will be using vinegar, which is an all-natural product!
'Valuable resource to any home'
Vinegar is an all-natural solution to clean and deodorize throughout your home. Vinegar is great used on laundry, shoes, carpets, your elbows and feet, cars, floors, wood, linoleum and the list continues to grow.
Do you hate those irritating and smelly chemicals you currently use to clean your house? A natural and environmentally safe solution is to use Vinegar. You will find everything you need to know about cleaning your home using Vinegar and a whole lot more.
Everything you need to know about vinegar
Discover the world of vinegar, used for centuries, famous for it's healing and cleaning properties. I have spent over 5 years researching the properties and usefulness of vinegar gathering tips for your personal use.
This book is displayed free of charge for your information and enjoyment. In addition to the book you will find extra resources looking at apple cider vinegar, vinegar articles and hundreds of vinegar tips. Please use the links on the left of this page to browse through the content of this site.
It is ironic to think that in today's modern world we still find use for a product that was discovered, completely by accident, over 10,000 years ago. Deriving from the French word 'vinaigre' meaning sour wine it's life started literally from a barrel of 'gone off' wine.
Vinegar has had quite a wide-ranging existence through the ages. It is mentioned in the bible for itís soothing and healing properties. Believe it or not, Hannibal used it to help clear his way across the Alps. Boulders were heated and then doused in vinegar, this allowed them to be cracked and moved out of the way. In World War I, vinegar was used extensively for the treatment of wounds on the battlefield.
Today the process of production of vinegar has little changed from the basic principles of fermentation of sugar to alcohol and then a secondary fermentation to form vinegar. The first process is the natural chemical reaction between certain yeasts and naturally occurring sugars. The end result of this process is alcohol. Then the alcohol is taken through a secondary fermentation, this time reacting with specially selected naturally occurring bacteria. It is this acetic or acid fermentation that gives us the end result, Vinegar. If you decide to have a go at making your own vinegar, be careful, you may end up with a vinegar product, which will be great for dressings or short-term use however it may not have the correct level of acidity to preserve items for pickling and other long-term usages.
Our choice to use vinegar in our daily applications has become a conscious choice; the reason behind this is that vinegar can be made from any type of fruit or naturally occurring sugar. In general, the vinegar we buy today falls into four main categories:
Vinegar has an infinite shelf life. By itís very character, it is a preservative and in effect preserves itself. White vinegar will remain unchanged while stored for extended times. Other types of colored vinegars may become cloudy over time, or they will even produce sediment on the bottom of the jar. This is perfectly natural and can be used without any concern.
Unless otherwise stated, I use white vinegar for most of the applications within this book; for the simple reason being, it is cheap. Hunt for a good supplier yourself. You should avoid heath food stores, as they are more expensive. You will also notice that many supermarkets are now selling their own brand of vinegar, which is great, because this also brings the price down.
I hope that you learn to love the value of vinegar as you browse the tips that have been sent to me by people from all over the world. I have started to rely on vinegar, from making my dishwasher sparkling clean, to soothing the pain of my childrenís sunburn. Vinegar has a very valued place in todayís society as it has for many centuries.