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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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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

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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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Pompeian Golden Balsamic Vinegar, 16 Ounce

Pompeian Golden Balsamic Vinegar, 16 Ounce

by Pompeian, Inc.

Slightly sweeter variety of traditional balsamic vinegar Golden Balsamic is a delicate balance of sweet and sour flavors with a clean aftertaste Made from a long simmering process of sweet Trebbiano white grapes, then cooked at a low temperature and combined with white wine vinegar to produce a lighter color than traditional balsamic vinegar Naturally gluten free and non-allergenic Perfect accompaniment to the Pompeian olive oil family in salads, marinades and sauces, with classic and delightful flavors

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Due Vittorie Oro Gold Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Highest score from The Consortium of Modena With Cork Pourer - 250ml (2 pack)

Due Vittorie Oro Gold Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Highest score from The Consortium of Modena With Cork Pourer - 250ml (2 pack)

by Due Vittorie

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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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Santa Ninfa Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP, 17 Fl Oz Glass Bottle, (Pack of 2)

Santa Ninfa Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP, 17 Fl Oz Glass Bottle, (Pack of 2)

by Colavita MAP

Ships in Amazon Certified Frustration-Free Packaging Pack of two Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Italy, 17 oz Glass Bottles This Balsamic vinegar is matured in wooden casks to achieve a complex flavor balancing sweetness and acidity. Perfect for slow-cooked foods like soups or beans, or use as a deglazing liquid for meat based sauces Product of Modena, Italy

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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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