Coconut Vinegar Anyone?
I’ve stayed away from balsamic and white vinegars for a few years now mainly because I have read that it feeds candida and yeast growth. I don’t have candida but there are times if I have too much over active yeast in my body, I break out into a rash or infection that’s similar to some candida symptoms. There’s also been a link to candida and cancer which I found interesting this article:
I was getting a little tired of having my quinoa with just olive oil and lemon until I came across this awesome vinegar product by Organika. It was coconut nectar produced from pure coconut sap (not water.) And if you don’t already know this about me, I’m a huge fan of anything that’s coconut! There’s a whole spectrum of surprising food ingredients and products derived from coconut trees from coconut water to coconut milk and now coconut nectar vinegar. Coconuts are all the rage these days!
The difference between coconut vinegar and other vinegars (besides raw ACV) is that it does not go through any form of pasteurization after the completed (natural) fermentation. It nutritionally exceeds other vinegars because it is a more natural, more nutritious option.
Some say that coconut nectar vinegar is just as good (or even better) than apple cider vinegar because of it’s richer health benefits. And we all know how much coconut has to offer! It contains 17 health promoting amino acids with alkalizing effects on the body, broad spectrum of B vitamins and mineral content and contains a prebiotic called FOS which help to promote digestive health.
Health aspects aside, the taste is pretty darn good! It does not make my food taste like coconut and has a pleasant, mild, slightly sweeter but medium sourness taste than other vinegars. It’s not as potent either. You can use it in condiments, dressings, sauces or marinades, which in my case I like in my quinoa bowls mixed with a little seasoning and a lemon squeeze. A little goes a long way! For added benefits or internal cleansing, you can even drink it (by taking teaspoons of it) like this guy here.
It’s great for health conscious people like myself that like to reduce synthetic acids and prefer cooking with 100% natural derived ingredients. There are no added preservatives, MSG, sodium, sugar, artificial yeast, adulterants and it’s gluten free, vegan, soy free, wheat free and low glycemic. In addition to the additions, it’s low in calories and carbohydrates. About a tablespoon has 0 calories and 0 grams of carbs.
I haven’t tried the other brands but Organika’s seems to be a keeper! Their product is certified organic, raw and non GMO and contains only one ingredient: coconut nectar. Nothing more, nothing less. Just how it should be.