Vinegar, red wine

Fun Facts

  1. Red wine vinegar is very low in calories and doesn’t contain any fat. Using the vinegar on foods such as tossed green or pasta salads adds a burst of flavor without adding large amounts of fat and calories. Keeping your intake of fat — more specifically saturated and trans fats — low is one step you can take to improve your overall health.
  2. A 1-tablespoon serving of red wine vinegar doesn’t supply huge doses of any nutrients, but it does contain trace amounts of several key vitamins and minerals. For example, a tablespoon of red wine vinegar contains tiny amounts of iron, a mineral that helps your body make red blood cells and helps to prevent anemia, a health condition that causes fatigue and weakness.
  3. Red wine vinegar can also contain polyphenols, which are compounds from plants that act as antioxidants to reduce cell damage caused by environmental factors.
  4. Marinate vegetables, such as mushrooms or shallots, in red wine vinegar before sauteing them to enhance the flavor.

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