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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Oil And Vinegar

oil and vinegar
Oil and vinegar condiments and cooking uses are becoming increasingly popular. Oil and vinegar recipes, along with oil and vinegar health benefits are extremely diverse and volumes can be written about them. An oil and vinegar cruet is more common in the gourmet kitchen, and used more frequently. The culinary category of oil and vinegar has been expanded with new products brought about by new manufacturing producers and processes. Oil and vinegar products have increased dramatically with the arrival of new flavored oils and infused oils, along with flavored vinegars and balsamic vinegars. Vinegar and oil may seem to be simple pantry staples, but they are more than that. Oil and vinegar are ingredients that many of us use nearly every day. Oil and vinegar appears in recipes of nearly all the cuisines of the world. The mixtures of oil and vinegar result in delicious dressings, toppings, sauces, vinaigrettes, and marinades.
Scientific research that has examined the health benefits of olive oil, and also that of vinegar is now revealing data that substantiates a multitude of healthy advantages for those people who consume cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and also quality produced vinegar. Olive oil has long been associated with the Mediterranean Diet. As a staple ingredient of the Mediterranean Diet, extra virgin olive oil ads flavor and health benefits to this cuisine. Dietary professionals have taken notice that those people who eat a Mediterranean Diet, have shown a remarkable healthy lifestyle. Olive oil is known to have high levels of antioxidants, and is recognized for its natural composition of monounsaturated fatty acids, which unlike animal fats, is healthy for you.Historically vinegar has been used as a tonic for poor health, as a preservative for canning and pickling, and its acidic taste is used extensively for culinary purposes. Quality vinegar will give characteristics such as tartness or a subtle sour taste to recipes such as vinaigrettes and marinades. A marinade that contains vinegar as an ingredient should also include a combination of oil, preferably olive oil, and herbs and spices. Vinegar in one’s diet is a detoxification agent, and the acetic acid increases metabolism and helps burn or dissolve fats in the body.

Increasing oil and vinegar in one’s diet will continue to promote health especially when combined with fresh fruits and vegetables. Many gourmet chefs are producing oil and vinegar recipes that are delicious and healthy without sacrificing exquisite taste. Oil and vinegar cruets are now popular for gift selections. Cruets.com always has the handblown cruet in stock.


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