Vinegar(s) available

#1 Nov 6th, 2009, 00:29
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I've been wondering about this for awhile and finally realized I could just ask!

There must be some vinegar available in India. So I'm wondering:

What kinds (what is it made from)?
Where can you get it? (generally)

I use vinegar medicinally, I use it to clean with, and I use it as a hair rinse (apple cider vinegar). So I'd like to know if I can count on finding it.

Thanks - this is my first post and I hope it's in the right place!
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In Big cities you can find vinegars of all kind...

In Delhi, even small shops stock various types of vinegars...
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Originally Posted by felistigresse View Post I've been wondering about this for awhile and finally realized I could just ask!

There must be some vinegar available in India. So I'm wondering:

What kinds (what is it made from)?
Where can you get it? (generally)

I use vinegar medicinally, I use it to clean with, and I use it as a hair rinse (apple cider vinegar). So I'd like to know if I can count on finding it.

Thanks - this is my first post and I hope it's in the right place!

Lot of vinegar is availablein delhi, being by product of jaggery
and westeren Up being sugarcane belt, it is cottege industry near here.

Brands i will recommend is Mohan's Vinegar from Brewarie of Mohan Makins (OLD MONK Rum fame)

We othe i purchase from Ayurvedic Stores is JAMUN VINEGAR, GANNA SIRKA (cane vinegar).

Also lot of synthetic variety (Transparent)is also available as citric Acid.
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I normally use "white" vinegar as a hair rinse, and it works great in India, but I didn't want to carry a quart of it around with me.

Was able to get a fill-up of my small bottle at my hotel (Fairlawn) in Kolkata -- they use cider vinegar there.

Later, in Puri, a small store ordered it for me; it was a 1/2 liter bottle of white vinegar ... I gave the leftovers to the cook when I left town.
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Thanks for replying, all.

I used white vinegar for awhile, the only problem was that it made me smell like an easter egg.

This time I'll add essential oil.

It'll be interesting to see if vinegar from jaggery differs from what I get here (I have no idea what it's from, actually.)
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It'll be interesting to see if vinegar from jaggery differs from what I get here (I have no idea what it's from, actually.)
vinegar is made from any fruit or anything containing sugar. I found this fun website, if you want to know more. http://www.versatilevinegar.org/faqs.html
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Originally Posted by camelgirl View Post vinegar is made from any fruit or anything containing sugar. I found this fun website, if you want to know more. http://www.versatilevinegar.org/faqs.html

Nice information on site, In india they pass acetic acid as synthetic vinegar which is not allowed in US.

BTW is vinegar also taken as a drink, i have seen many westren and japanese refrences indicating its some variation as a beverage or Drink.I do not know how these vinegar drinks are prepared.
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Originally Posted by cityMONK View Post In india they pass acetic acid as synthetic vinegar which is not allowed in US.
Synthetic vinegar is acetic acid (3% and rest water) so wonder what they have in US. Somehow, I have yet to find good natural vinegar comparable to home made one. All available ones are made by quick fermentation process. The traditional cane vinegar made in earthen pots has no competition. Radish and chilli vinegar pickle is awesomely yummy!
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In Kerala I found only synthetic vinegar. Got a bottle of home-made vinegar from my Goan friend's mother later, that was great!
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Coconut toddy vineger here. It's the closest I've tasted to malt vinegar. You should be able to get imported wine or fruit vinegars etc.

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Yes, you do get imported -and local- vinegar, including fruit vinegar quite easily in big cities.

white vinegar is available much more easily.
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but does it have the mother in it?

Question: What is the mother of Apple Cider Vinegar?

Answer: Natural unpasteurized acv should be a rich brownish or amber color-and when you hold the acv to light you should see a formation of cob-web like substance floating in it, this substances is called the “mother”.

When you first see this floating substance it can look very unappetizing when comparing it to the supermarkets distilled acv, which is a bright color and free from the cob- web floating substances. Distilled acv destroys the “mother” substance-that contains nutritional health values.
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I use a variety of vinegars, mostly for salads and cooking.

But I use white vinegar (which is very cheap here) and an old toothbrush to clean the grout in my tile shower.

It works very quickly, gets the mold off in seconds and isn't abrasive so it doesn't wreck the grout

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Originally Posted by lotus blossom View Post but does it have the mother in it?

Question: What is the mother of Apple Cider Vinegar?

Answer: Natural unpasteurized acv should be a rich brownish or amber color-and when you hold the acv to light you should see a formation of cob-web like substance floating in it, this substances is called the “mother”.

When you first see this floating substance it can look very unappetizing when comparing it to the supermarkets distilled acv, which is a bright color and free from the cob- web floating substances. Distilled acv destroys the “mother” substance-that contains nutritional health values.
This is present in the coconut vinegar here.

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Originally Posted by felistigresse View Post Thanks for replying, all.

I used white vinegar for awhile, the only problem was that it made me smell like an easter egg.
It continues to work, even if you rinse your hair well, until you cannot smell the vinegar any longer.


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