Put Your Hands together for ‘Coconut Vinegar’

We certainly know the health benefits of drinking the good old Coconut Water, which makes it a popular, low-calorie, nutritious and hydrating drink. Not just Coconut Water; the other edible coconut products like Coconut Milk, Desiccated Coconut, Coconut Cream and Condensed Coconut Milk are also popular for their culinary as well as beauty care applications. However the new entrant in the scene, Coconut Vinegar is one yet-to-get-popular Coconut product that can be a natural and healthy alternative to the commonly available synthetic vinegar. With all its fat-burning and nutrient rich properties, The Pure & Organic Brewed Coconut Vinegar is the new ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) in the market and here we will tell you how this wonder food is made, its benefits, and how to incorporate it into your diet.

 

Coconut Vinegar;  The game Changer

Coconut vinegar is made by fermenting coconut water or the milky translucent liquid inside coconut shell and for this sugar and yeast are added. It does not contain any sort of unnatural chemicals, artificial colours or preservatives and it has a shelf life of 18 months. Coconut vinegar is used in a number of dishes of Goan cuisine as a souring agent and a flavour -enhancer. It’s milder in taste than the more popular apple cider vinegar and has a cloudy, white appearance. It can also be prepared at home and can be used in a number of ways. But before we go into the uses of Coconut vinegar, let's take a look at some of its health benefits.

  • A Nutrient Alternative: Naturally fermented coconut vinegar is rich in minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium and is a healthier alternative to synthetic vinegar.
  • May Promote Weight Loss: As Coconut Vinegar may help to curb hunger pangs and promote satiety, it can be a good addition to your weight loss diet. The presence of acetic acid in it is also said beneficial in this regard.
  • Improves Digestive Health: The fermentation process through which coconut water is made, naturally gives a rise to probiotics which promote gut health and also boost immunity.
  • Helps in Regulating Blood Pressure: Potassium plays a key role in regulating blood pressure and promoting heart health. Hence the daily consumption of potassium rich Coconut Vinegar helps you in keeping blood pressure controlled.
  • Regulates Blood Sugar: Coconut vinegar may help lower blood sugar levels and offer some protection against type 2 diabetes. Like in Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut vinegar also contains acetic acid, which is known to regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.

 

Coconut Vinegar and its many Uses

  • Vinegar made from coconut water can be used as a natural preservative and flavouring agent in the preparation of pickles, salads, sauces and many other condiments. Just like any other form of Vinegar, Coconut Vinegar can also prevent the spoilage of Food materials.
  • Add a bit of Coconut vinegar to water and soak fresh fruits and vegetables in the dilution for about two minutes. This method can reduce bacteria and viruses present in them.
  • You can add honey or coconut nectar & water to a tablespoon of cider vinegar to make a morning energising & cleansing beverage. This helps in improving flavour, preserving food, filling in for missing ingredients, and even making food look better.
  • Organic coconut vinegar can work wonders due to its antimicrobial & antibacterial properties. Apply it topically for treating skin issues such as acne or sunburn.
  • It can also be used as a post cleansing toner by using it mixed with water.
  • Coconut Vinegar can also be used as a scalp and hair revitalize. It helps nourish the hair & prevent hair loss. Mix half a cup of coconut vinegar with half a cup of water and pour the mixture over your hair after shampooing. Leave it for a couple of minutes & then rinse out.

 

 

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