Discover all the nutritive and beneficial properties and uses in kitchen of this less known vinegar!
Less well-known than wine and apple vinegar, coconut vinegar has many beneficial properties, although many of its potentials are still the subject of scientific studies. This serum is obtained from coconut trees but it does not derive from the fruit, but from the sap extracted from the flowers: this is fermented naturally for about eight or twelve months in order to obtain the vinegar.
It is the sap that represents a concentration of precious nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, amino acids and numerous vitamins.
Coconut vinegar is often assimilated to apple vinegar, with which it shares many nutritional qualities and some health benefits. While the former is characterized by a sweetish taste, the latter is undoubtedly more harsh and less delicate: in both cases, however, it is not recommended to be taken in the pure state that could damage not only the dental enamel but also the walls of the esophagus.
Thanks to the highly beneficial properties contained in the lymph of the coconut flowers, vinegar is also believed to represent a rich source of important nutrients. Many people say that this product can have a positive effect on blood glucose levels and promotes greater weight loss in slimming diets.
Other properties of coconut vinegar concern a greater development of intestinal bacterial flora, a possible help for those suffering from constipation and for those suffering from the metabolic syndrome.
Although its caloric intake is not limited, coconut vinegar can act positively to restore cholesterol parameters below the alert level. Lastly, also significant is the vitamin contribution mainly due to the presence of vitamin C and some B vitamins.
Use in the kitchen
The coconut vinegar, as mentioned above, has a delicate and sweet and sour taste and it can be recognized for its characteristic exotic scent that recalls the classic fruit with white pulp. Typical of Southeast Asian cuisine and also widely used in some regions of India, it is a pleasant condiment to be used in salads as an alternative to wine vinegar, excellent also on grills and an ideal ingredient for the preparation of sauces used for marinating various foods.
Matching well with many types of fruit, coconut vinegar can be used as an alternative to lemon and in addition to a little sugar to sweeten the fruit salad, making it less caloric.
Coconut vinegar can also be used as a natural remedy to promote digestion, acting as a tonic for the whole body. For therapeutic purposes it may be indicated to take a teaspoon of this liquid diluted in warm water and flavored with a little honey, obtaining a drink to be consumed on an empty stomach, preferably in the morning.
Coconut vinegar can be easily found on online stores that sell products derived from organic farming, preferably opting for the variant without preservatives and artificial additives. It is also possible to find balsamic coconut vinegar.