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Balsamic vinegar

What is balsamic vinegar? About the ingredient balsamic vinegar. Including 452 recipes with balsamic vinegar, nutrition data, and where to find it.

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Balsamic vinegar is a condiment originating from Italy.

The original traditional product, made from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice . Today, the traditional balsamic vinegar is highly valued by chefs and gourmet food lovers.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, an inexpensive modern imitation of the traditional product, is today widely available and much better known. This is the kind commonly used for salad dressing together with oil.

Only two consortia produce true traditional balsamic vinegar, Reggio Emilia and neighboring Modena. True balsamic vinegar is made from a reduction of pressed Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. The resulting thick syrup, called mosto cotto in Italian, is subsequently aged for a minimum of 12 years in a battery of seven barrels of successively smaller sizes.

Traditional balsamic vinegar is produced from the juice of just-harvested white grapes (typically, Trebbiano grapes) boiled down to approximately 30% of the original volume to create a concentrate or must, which is then fermented with a slow aging process which concentrates the flavours.

The flavour intensifies over the years, with the vinegar being stored in wooden casks, becoming sweet, viscous and very concentrated. During this period, a portion evaporates: it is said that this is the "angels' share", a term also used in the production of scotch whisky, wine, and other alcoholic beverages.

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Botticelli Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Smooth, Dark and Authentic Vinegar Produced in Italy. Perfect for Dipping Bread or Cooking (16.9oz/500ml)

Botticelli Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Smooth, Dark and Authentic Vinegar Produced in Italy. Perfect for Dipping Bread or Cooking (16.9oz/500ml)

by Botticelli

BOTTICELLI ORGANIC BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA. Authentic and smooth balsamic vinegar grown and produced in Modena, Italy. The dark color and rich flavor are what you'd expect out of the premier balsamic region of the Mediterranean. NUMEROUS USES. Whether starting off with an appetizer of bread and dipping vinegar, or a delicious main course, organic balsamic vinegar of modena is the perfect addition. AUTHENTIC TASTE OF ITALY. Premium products at an affordable price so you can create your own culinary masterpiece. Enjoy the rich, lively flavor that Italy is known for in your very own kitchen. ALL YOUR COOKING ESSENTIALS. From pasta and sauces to olive oils and vinegars, Botticelli has everything you need for a delicious Italian meal. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring Botticelli. FIVE GENERATIONS OF HISTORY. Family owned and operated, Botticelli Foods is made with the heart and wisdom of over five generations.

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Colavita Balsamic Vinegar or Modena -- 17 fl oz - 2 pc

Colavita Balsamic Vinegar or Modena -- 17 fl oz - 2 pc

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Antica Italia Aged Italian Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP 16.9 Ounce (500ml)

Antica Italia Aged Italian Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP 16.9 Ounce (500ml)

by Antica Italia

500 ml. Unique sweet and sour flavor.

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365 Everyday Value, Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, 16.9 Fl Oz

365 Everyday Value, Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, 16.9 Fl Oz

by Whole Foods Market

Brought to you by Whole Foods Market.  Our standards are what set us apart, and our quality is what keeps us stocking pantries, fridges and freezers with the best natural and organic 365 Everyday Value products every day. Product of Italy. Fat free. Sodium free. Certified Organic. Certified Vegan.

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Colavita Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP, 3 years, 8.5 Floz, Glass Bottle

Colavita Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP, 3 years, 8.5 Floz, Glass Bottle

by Colavita

AGED for 3 years in a series of oak, cherry, and walnut barrels HIGH LEVEL of cooked grape must (55%) CERTIFIED product of Modena, Italy AROMATIC vinegar with a rich and intense flavor Acidity 6%

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Blazing Bella Traditional Aged Balsamic Vinegar - Modena Italy Premium Reserve (Full Size with Gift Box)

Blazing Bella Traditional Aged Balsamic Vinegar - Modena Italy Premium Reserve (Full Size with Gift Box)

by Complement Kitchen

Easy appetizer when dipped with bread: Enjoy with friends and family - just a splash is all you need. This sweet and thick traditional balsamic pairs delightfully with salads, cheese, veggies, chicken, steak, fish and more. Think Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella. Produced by the same family since 1889. This traditional aged balsamic is aged in Modena, Italy in chestnut, oak, and juniper barrels and then imported to the United States. 100% Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. No added caramels, flavors, or preservatives. 16.9 fluid ounces (500 ml). A thoughtful and useful gift - for a friends, family, a hostess, birthday, or thank you gift. Blazing Bella rescues sad lunch salads, entertains guests, and makes your meals extraordinary.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (255g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 224Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol -1mg 0%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 43.4g 14%
Dietary Fiber ~
Sugars 38.1
Protein 1.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Balsamic vinegar is usually found in the condiments section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Balsamic vinegar is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does balsamic vinegar weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 255
1 tbsp 16
1 tsp 5

In Chinese:香醋
British (UK) term: Balsamic vinegar
en français:vinaigre balsamique
en español:vinagre balsámico

Recipes using balsamic vinegar

There are 460 recipes that contain this ingredient.

15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad
5 Layer Quinoa Lasagna
A1 Watermelon Salad
Aduki and Squash Soup
Artichoke and Baby Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Arugula and Strawberry Salad
Arugula Cherry Tomato Salad with Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette
Asparagus, Mushroom, and Sweet Bell Pepper Pasta with Goat Cheese
Awesome Ratatouille Sherherd's Pie
Bacon Scallop with Sauteed Tatsoi
Balsamic Cranberry Chutney
Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Bell Pepper Sandwiches

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