Wine vinegar has been used for a long time, its recipe was well known in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, and the earliest mention of it dates back to about 5000 BC. At that distant time, this product was used for water disinfection, as well as an anti-inflammatory remedy. The beauties of the ancient world paid attention to another remarkable property of wine vinegar: it makes the skin smooth and velvety, and hair shiny. As an additional component, it is used to prepare various dishes, as it improves their tastiness. It is an indispensable component when preparing a marinade or some kind of sauce. Today we want to talk about Freisa vinegar, what taste it has, and how best to use it, you can find out about this in the article.
Wine vinegar: quality and benefits
Wine vinegar is one of the most common and consumed vinegar in Italy and other European countries where grapes are historically grown and wine is produced. Vinegar is obtained from the fermentation of wine through the action of Acetobacter bacteria, which, in the presence of air, oxidize the ethanol contained in wine and convert it into acetic acid. This allows us to understand how the quality of vinegar depends on the quality of the wine used as raw material, as well as on the production technology.
Vinegar is primarily rich in vitamins (A, C, B1, and B2) and minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and iron. In addition, it has few calories – only 5 per 100 grams. It is ideal for diets and weight loss because just a few drops are enough to add flavor to food (you don’t even need to add salt).
Natural grape polyphenols also make vinegar an antioxidant that can counteract the harmful effects of free radicals, thereby slowing down cell aging. Vinegar can also help maintain normal blood sugar levels, thanks to acetic acid, which lowers sugar levels.
Due to the astringent effect, wine vinegar can have a positive effect on the skin, because it helps to close the pores. It is often used in daily care as an ingredient in masks or compresses to promote skin regeneration.
It is not recommended to consume wine vinegar in large quantities if you suffer from high stomach acid and diabetes. In addition, vinegar lowers blood pressure, so it is not recommended to use it if you are taking antihypertensive drugs. However, it is always advisable to seek the advice of your doctor.
Types of wine vinegar
In cooking, white and red wine kinds of vinegar are the most famous. However, the range is not limited to this. There are other types.
Red wine vinegar
The basis for its preparation is the use of dry red wine. It serves as an additive to tomato sauce, it is used to make marinades for meat dishes, and salads with wine vinegar are common.
White wine vinegar
To prepare it, you need to take dry white wine. It is perfect for a dish for which poultry or fish are used.
Balsamic wine vinegar
It belongs to the delicacy ingredient. It is also called balsamic. It is made only from rare varieties of grapes and is prepared according to a special recipe.
For its preparation, a fortified drink is used. If we are talking about a classic recipe, then only Spanish sherry is needed. To prepare it, you need a barrel for aging. It goes well with almost any dish.
The basis for its preparation is champagne. It is a type of white wine vinegar but is slightly more expensive. It is distinguished by greater tenderness and softness, the richness of taste.
The main characteristics of Freisa vinegar
Freisa Vinegar is made from wine made from Freisa grapes. It is a red grape grown in Piedmont. While mainly grown in Monferrato and Langhe, Freisa can also be grown in other parts of the region and the name comes from “fresia”, the Latin word for strawberry. Freisa grapes can be used to produce a range of red wines, from sweet and still to dry and sparkling. It has a pleasant strawberry and raspberry flavor.
Fraisa Vinegar retains its well-known organoleptic qualities for sweet and fruity vinegar. It is aged for at least 48 months in oak barrels. Long aging in precious oak barrels enhances the bouquet of aromas. It has a mild grape flavor. Suitable for those who are looking for a balanced, decisive seasoning with pleasant acidity. Great for sweet and sour dishes, with anchovies and sauces. Its acidity is 7%.
Freisa Vinegar Recipe
- 400 g Tuscan homemade bread
- 3 ripe tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red onion
- 1 teaspoon Fraisa wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Take the bread after toasting in the oven and cut it into slices, moisten it with water, and spread it in a bowl to cover the entire bottom of the container.
- Wash and cut the cucumber and mash it to remove all the liquid.
- Peel the tomatoes, remove their seeds and cut them into cubes, and put them in a bowl with chopped onion, diced cucumber, basil leaves, oil, and Fraisa wine vinegar
- Mix and pour the prepared seasoning over the wet slices of bread.
- Wait a few minutes for the bread to soak before serving.
Wine vinegar appeared in ancient Greece, but it still takes pride in place on the table. There are several types of wine vinegar, everyone can choose according to their taste. Freisa vinegar has a delicate taste and goes well with salads and meat dishes. We recommend you try it.