Balsamic Vinegar Tidbits
I love Balsamic Vinegar! Here are a couple of fun tidbits 😉
🍇The first historical reference to balsamic vinegar dates back to 1046, when a bottle of balsamic vinegar was reportedly given to Emperor Enrico III of Franconia as a gift.
🍇The word balsamic derives from the word “balm,” as in a soothing remedy. Originally vinegar was made and used as a tonic or balm, typically for digestive complaints.
🍇It is made with white Trebbiano and red Lambrusco grapes.
🍇Balsamic vinegar contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that can protect the body from heart disease and cancer.
🍇Balsamic vinegar can also improve immunity. The grapes that are used to make balsamic vinegar contain antioxidants that fight against cell damage, improve the body's immune system and make blood platelets more flexible.