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Coconut Vinegar: Why You Should Know What It Is

'31.10.2022'

Source: Cheat sheet

The popularity of coconut oil in recent years has increased dramatically. And although some of its benefits are exaggerated, it cannot be denied that coconut oil is really beneficial. But not everyone knows about the benefits of coconut vinegar. What it is and what it is eaten with, tells Cheat sheet.

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What is coconut vinegar
A popular condiment in Southeast Asia and parts of India, coconut vinegar is a natural substance derived from fermented coconut juice by the oxidation of ethanol to acetic acid. Coconut vinegar is not derived from white-fleshed tropical fruits, but is sourced from coconut flowers around a year old, which undergo aging and natural fermentation to preserve many of their enzymes and nutrients.

Fresh Apple Cider Vinegar
Coconut vinegar is sometimes called fresh apple cider vinegar. Nevertheless, this is far from a novelty - as well as about apple cider vinegar, even Hippocrates spoke about coconut vinegar. Both of these condiments can be used in a similar way, and both justify their popularity. However, coconut vinegar has one advantage over apple cider vinegar - and that solves a lot.

Unique probiotic
Coconut vinegar is called a probiotic superfood. Because it comes from natural fermentation, it contains probiotics that are important for digestion and intestinal health. Like all natural vinegars, it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

What else is useful
Of course, probiotic properties aren't the only reason you should use coconut vinegar for your favorite dishes. It has a low glycemic index, which means it is suitable for controlling blood sugar - a great option for diabetics. It is also rich in minerals, especially potassium. Coconut vinegar contains all 9 essential amino acids that are part of every living cell in the body.

How to use coconut vinegar
This type of vinegar has a sweetish taste, it can be added, like apple cider, little by little to water or tea. It is best to use coconut vinegar in sauces and marinades, dressing salads with it. But do not drink it directly: in large doses, the healing liquid irritates the throat, mucous membranes and harms the enamel of the teeth.

Apple cider vinegar is also useful
The good news: Apple cider and coconut vinegars can coexist harmoniously in your kitchen. Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a fermented apple that contains pectin, which helps digestion and lays the foundation for other probiotics. Both apple cider and coconut vinegars will find their way into your favorite dishes.

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