The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and vinegar fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Vinegar Fun Facts

Vinegar Fun Facts: Vinegar is a liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid and water. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol byacetic acid bacteria. Vinegar is now mainly used as a cooking ingredient.

  • The name vinegar comes to us from the French, “vin aigre,” literally meaning sour wine.
  • November 1st is National Vinegar Day.
  • Around 5,000 BC, the Babylonians used vinegar as both a condiment and preservative; they are also credited with the practice of adding herbs and spices to flavor it.
  • Commercial vinegar is produced either by fast or slow fermentation processes.
  • Historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical and domestic uses, some of which (such as its use as a general household cleanser) are still promoted today.
  • To disinfect and clean your wood cutting boards or butcher block countertop, wipe them with full-strength white vinegar after each use.
  • Spots caused by wine can be removed from 100 percent cotton fabrics if done so within 24 hours. Sponge the garment with white distilled vinegar directly onto the stain and rub away the spots.

RELATED: A Guide To Different Types Of Vinegar

Vinegar Fun Facts We May Have Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia facts about Vinegar

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