View Full Version : benefits of white vinegar?

Sep 17th, 2007, 01:18 PM
does anyone here know of any benefits of consuming white vinegar? ive been consuming a lot of it because ive been craving it. and while i know all the causes that may be causing my craving, i want to know if there are any health benefits to it. i know there are with apple cider vinegar, but what about white vinegar? anyone know? i know some of the benefits but i would like to know more.

ugh i just learned that it eats away at your enamel. great. i cant stop my vinegar addiction so im going to lose all my teeth lol.

Sep 17th, 2007, 07:01 PM
White vinegar? Benefit? Cleaning my kitchen. Other than that....
Try replacing it with a mix of red wine and apple cidar, you help lighten the taste but still get some benefits.

Nov 16th, 2007, 09:39 PM
Most white vinegar is of petroleum origin. For true health benefits go with ACV.

Nov 17th, 2007, 08:52 AM
I've only used white vinegar to clean my windows. If I occasionally need vinegar in a recipe, then my preference is balsamic.

Nov 19th, 2007, 03:58 PM
White vinegar can be made in two ways. The first way is through oxidisation of distilled alcohol (vinegar of this sort is also known as spirit vinegar) the second way is simply acetic acid mixed with water. If it matters to you, I would imagine it says which sort it is on the bottle.

Nov 19th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Unless you drink it by the cupful, vinegar doesn't have much nutrition in it. Here is a cup's break down for instance. But then change the serving size on the top to a tablespoon, for instance, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see that it supplies 0% of the DV (daily value) in every category except it has a tiny smidgen of Manganese (2% DV):
People should buy whatever they prefer based on taste, not "nutrition".

As for the source material, in theory it could be alcohol derived from petroleum, but I know at least that Heinz (http://www.heinzvinegar.com/vinegars/whitevinegar.aspx) uses grain based alcohol.

While looking up the nutritional data I stumbled upon these 62 uses: