I love discovering new ways to make my own ingredients at home and have been making this fruit vinegar for years. It's sugar-free and preservatives-free and very easy to make. You just need to be patient - it takes 14 days, but trust me, it's worth it!
Unlike making infused oils, where there are some safety issues, it's usually safe to make fruit vinegar or Infused Home-made Ghee. However, I would recommend you store your vinegar in the fridge to keep it fresh and fragrant.
There are several health benefits of fruit vinegar are listed here.
It's great for salad dressings and marinades. If you are wondering how and where to use home-made vinegar, have a look at Grilled Chicken & Blackberry Salad.
Apart from the ingredients, you'll need:
- jar with sealable lid
- cheesecloth for filtering the liquid
- small glass bottle with a lid (about 350 ml / 11.8 fl oz)
If you prefer a sweeter taste, add a few drops of stevia just before you use it (1 to 3 drops per tablespoon of fruit vinegar before you add it into a salad). When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
Using Vinegar as an All-Purpose Cleaner
Apart from using fruit vinegar in your kitchen as food condiment, you can also make environmental-friendly, chemicals-free all-purpose citrus cleaner.
Whenever you use lemon, lime, orange or other citrus fruit, reserve the peel and keep it in the fridge until you have a full jar. Then, add vinegar and follow the steps in this recipe. It's an amazing way to reuse citrus peels instead of wasting them. Dilute it with water, transfer into a spray bottle and use for cleaning kitchen surfaces, bathroom or even glass!
Serving size tbsp/ 15 ml
Allergy information for Homemade Sugar-Free Fruit Vinegar
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving, tbsp/ 15 ml)
Net carbs0.4 grams
Calories from carbs 74%, protein 13%, fat 13%
Total carbs0.7 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0.3 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium1 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium2 mg(0% RDA)Potassium14 mg(1% EMR)
Ingredients (makes one small bottle)
- 1 bottle white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar (350 ml/ 11.8 oz)
- 1 cup fresh fruit such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, etc. (140 g/ 5 oz)
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