Acid is one of the five flavors, and vinegar is a condiment commonly used in every household. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that vinegar is sour in nature, sweet and warm, enters the stomach, spleen, and large intestine, and goes through the liver meridian. It has the effects of stopping bleeding, dissipating blood stasis, reducing swelling and detoxifying.
The main component of vinegar is acetic acid, and it also contains calcium, amino acids, succinic acid, grape acid, Lactic acid, B vitamins and other nutrients that are beneficial to the body.
Modern medicine believes that vinegar can help digestion and enhance kidney function; it is also beneficial to regulate blood pressure and reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. Nowadays, there are many kinds of vinegar in the market, and the colors are different. How should you choose?
1 Look at the label
According to the requirements of national standards, the content of total acid should be indicated on the product label of vinegar. The total acid content is a characteristic index of vinegar products, the higher the content, the stronger the sour taste of vinegar. Generally speaking, the total acid content of vinegar is at least 3.5 grams per 100 ml.
2 Look at the color
General Generally speaking, vinegar with proper concentration, clear and shiny texture, and amber or reddish brown color is of better quality.
3 Smell and taste
Good vinegar is estery and mellow, and tastes sour Soft, lingering aftertaste but not harsh, no off-flavor.
In addition, among rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and mature vinegar, balsamic vinegar has the lowest sodium content, generally only one-fifth of mature vinegar. Therefore, it is recommended that patients with high blood pressure can use balsamic vinegar instead of mature vinegar to reduce the intake of sodium ions.
Vinegar is commonly used in daily diet, not only delicious but also very beneficial to health, such as the following two Species:
Vinegar soaked black beans
Black beans are sweet and flat in taste, can benefit the kidneys and strengthen the body, and are rich in trace elements, and Up to 36% protein. Regular consumption of black beans soaked in vinegar is good for regulating cholesterol and delaying vascular aging.
The specific method is: wash the black beans, fry them over medium heat, break the skin, turn to low heat and fry for 5 minutes, take out and let cool. Put the fried black beans into a glass jar and add vinegar, whichever is submerged. Wait for the black beans to fully absorb the mature vinegar before eating. Just eat 2~3 capsules at a time.
Vinegar Soaked Peanuts
Peanuts are also rich in protein and are known as “longevity fruit”. It also contains vitamin E and zinc, which can delay brain aging and moisturize the skin.
The specific method is: put 50 grams of peanuts into the jar, pour in the vinegar that can cover the peanuts, then buckle the lid and seal it, and place it in a cool place for 7~10 days . After that, you can eat 5-10 capsules a day, either raw or cooked.
However, it should be noted that people with gastric ulcers and hyperacidity should not eat vinegar on an empty stomach, and should also eat as little as possible in order to avoid aggravating the condition.
Vinegar is made after food fermentation It can be matched with a variety of foods, and it can enhance appetite, help digestion, and regulate blood pressure.
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