Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flavored Vinegar Beverages

I tried a sample of this vinegar-based drinks at E-mart. It tasted like dilute, acidic raspberry juice. The bottles are concentrated and can make about a gallon of juice. The store promoted the juice as a "well being" product. I wasn't surprised, since apple cider vinegar is a staple among natural foodists. They believe that the vinegar treats diabetes, allows calcium to be absorbed from greens, and prevents obesity. To some extent, I can understand the obesity claim: simply use calorie-free vinegar in place of high fat condiments. However, unless I see more evidence, I don't believe vinegar offers a health benefit.

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