Balsamic Vinegar

Despite its name, balsamic vinegar does not contain balsam. It is a popular condiment throughout the world, made with white grape juice.

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What does it mean to reduce balsamic vinegar?

Reducing balsamic vinegar means to concentrate it down. You do this with a small saucepan on the stove, heating the vinegar and causing some of the liquid to evaporate, and thus concentrate it down. You need to be careful however, to stir it frequently, and to watch the fire temperature, so you don't burn it.

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How do you liquify congealed balsamic vinegar?

Warm it up until it liquifies. It will then stay liquid for weeks. It can be re-warmed if required.

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Can you substitute white balsamic vinegar for white wine vinegar?

You can, but white balsamic tastes stronger than white wine vinegar, so you may want to reduce the quantity that you use.

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Can you substitute balsamic vinegar for balsamic dressing?

Absolutely but you might want to dilute it a bit with olive oil/ Throw in some herbs and there you go

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How many calories are in 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar?

17 calories

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Does balsamic vinegar contains alcohol?

No, it does not.

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Can you use balsamic vinegar instead of white wine vinegar?

Whether it would be a Good idea or not depends on what you are preparing and how much you need in your dish. But in general i would say those two Vinegars are too different to be exchanged one for the other.

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What is a substitute for white balsamic vinegar?

Recipes call for white balsamic vinegar because it will not change the colour of the other ingredients (such as scallops). If you do not have it, substitute with white wine vinegar and a pinch of sugar.

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Why has my white balsamic vinegar turned brown?

cause it did

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At what temperature does balsamic vinegar freeze?

im pretty sure its -22 degrees Celsius?

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Should balsamic vinegar be kept in fridge?

All vinegars should be stored in a cool dry place. Such as a cabinet or pantry.

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Can you use vinegar instead of balsamic vinegar in a recipe?

Yes, but of course it won't taste the same.

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Is balsamic vinegar fattening?

I'm sorry, but some questions are just stupid.

Asking whether something you use a teaspoon of is fattening is the wrong way to look at your diet. Look at the whole picture and don't let trivial amounts of things like balsamic vinegar distract you from the 500 calorie muffin you ate for breakfast.

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Can you substitute balsamic vinegar for cider vinegar?

You cannot usually substitute balsamic vinegar for cider vinegar. The flavor profiles are quite different. However the chemical properties are similar, so the actual answer depends on the particular situation.

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Is there alcohol in aged balsamic vinegar?

no but their is alot of acid that eats away at your kidneys and teeth

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Can you substitute white vinegar for balsamic vinegar when making soy sauce?

You should be able to. It would change the flavor slightly.

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How do you remove balsamic vinegar stains?

According to Good Housekeeping, to remove vinegar stains from fabrics:

1. Flush the stain with cold water.

2. Sponge with ammonia. Rinse. Repeat until no more stain is removed.

3. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover.

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Is vinegar the same as balsamic vinegar?

no there are many varieties of vinegars. rice, apple, balsamic.

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Do you need to refrigerate balsamic vinegar?

no. it is a vinegar so it preserves itself

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Is there sugar in balsamic vinegar?

There are natural sugars from the grapes but no added sugars.

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Is balsamic vinegar gluten free?

yes

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Does balsamic vinegar increase Uric acid?

Yes

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Is Balsamic Vinegar the same as Wine vinegar?

No. Though they are both types of vinegar, they are not the same. Wine vinegar is made from red or white wine, while balsamic vinegar is made from the concentrated juice of Trebbiano grapes. Wine is made from fermented grapes, therefore the two vinegars are considerably more similar to each other than other kinds of vinegar.

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What is the difference between 4 leaves balsamic vinegar and the 2 leaves balsamic vinegar?

The Four Leaf Quality Certification: 0 Leaf = 95% red wine vinegar with a splash of traditional and some caramel coloring. 1 leaf = light in flavor and consistency, a sweet and zesty vinegar ideal for salad dressings and everyday use 2 leaves = round and spirited, brisk yet vibrantly balanced. This lightly concentrated vinegar is suitable for marinades and steamed vegetables 3 leaves = smooth, full-bodied taste and a polished finish with tangy accents. This syrupy, full-bodied vinegar is often used for roasted meats and fish, and in sauces 4 leaves = Syrupy sweet with complex flavors and a heady aroma; Used for special dishes, with fresh fruit or on ice cream and certain specialty cheeses like Parmesan.

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What is difference in balsamic vinegar and vinegar?

Balsamic vinegar is made from grape pressings which have not been made into wine. It is aged in barrels similar to wine. It is generally very deep burgundy and slightly sweet and syrupy, depending how long it has been aged. Other vinegars such as white wine or rice wine vinegar are made from wine in a controlled process. The sugar in the mixture becomes alcohol and the alcohol becomes acetic acid in order to produce vinegar.

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