Dark Balsamic Vinegar has gained popularity in the culinary world relatively recently. However, the ingredient actually dates as far back as 900 years ago.
Originally made in Italy, balsamic vinegar is still made today by using a similar process as it was back then. Only two regions can lay claim to authentic balsamic vinegar. First, is Modena. Second, is Reggio Emilia. Ours come from the former.
The steps to make our Traditional Dark Balsamic Vinegar (in simplest terms) are as follows. Firstly, organic grapes are crushed whole. Secondly, the grapes are boiled down into a syrup. Thirdly, the syrup is fermented and aged in oak barrels. As a result, the oak barrels add incredible character and depth of flavor to the vinegar.
As the vinegar continues to age, the vinegar thickens and becomes more and more flavorful. Then, we add organic wine vinegar. This adds a slightly tangy flavor that balances out the sweetness from the grapes.
How To Use Our Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Try using it in recipes that use marinades. Some examples include:
Balsamic vinegar is also a terrific ingredient in dips.
- For one, try this Olive Oil and Balsamic Bread Dip. Use our Flower City Flavor Company Arbequina Extra Virgin Estate Grown Olive Oil.
- Or, try this Homemade French Onion Dip.
Try it in a dessert!
- Ice Cream
- Grilled Fruit
- Roasted Fruit.
- and so much more!
In addition to having a delicious and distinctive flavor, balsamic vinegar also has many health benefits. Some studies have shown that incorporating dark balsamic vinegar in your diet may help regulate blood sugar levels. Also, it can aid healthy digestion and promote blood circulation.
These are all the more reason to add more balsamic vinegar to your diet!
- Includes one 3.38 oz (100mL) bottle
Traditional Dark Balsamic Vinegar Ingredients
- Organic Concentrated Cooked Grape Must, Organic Wine Vinegar
May Contain Naturally Occurring Sulfites
Nutrition Info (Serving Size: 1 Tbsp)
- Calories: 45
- Total Fat: 0g (Saturated Fat: 0g; Trans Fats: 0g)
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 0mg
- Carbohydrate: 11g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 10g (0g added sugars)
- Protein: 0g