Confused about when to use white distilled vinegar? Just think about how you want to use it!

White distilled vinegar is actually not white, but clear in color. It is sometimes just called distilled vinegar or white vinegar, but do not confuse it with white wine vinegar.

Most of this ingredient in the United States is made from corn, wood, or potatoes. For example, Heinz white vinegar is distilled from corn.

It is more harsh tasting than apple cider vinegar and too strong for some recipes. Like cider vinegar, it is also good for pickling and preserving as long as it has 5% acidity (check the label).

When making flavored vinegars, herbs (such as rosemary, basil, dill, sage, tarragon, thyme, garlic, chive, etc) blend well with white-distilled-vinegar. Fruits (raspberries, strawberries, peaches, pears, etc) can also be blended with it.

It is usually the vinegar of choice used for folk remedies and holistic cures.

Many people claim that it is an effective cleaning and disinfecting solution for your household, kitchen, and laundry needs. There are also stories of success using it for gardening needs and pet care. Learn about these uses at

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