3 Types of Vinegar Every Kitchen Needs

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No pantry is complete without a few types of vinegar that come in handy when you cook. Adding some acid to your meals can improve their flavor a lot, and there are many types of vinegar to choose from. Here are three of the most common ones that every cook needs in their kitchen.

White Vinegar

It may be plain, but white vinegar has many uses in the kitchen, especially outside of cooking. You can use it when preparing food as it provides a clean acidic flavor that some recipes require, plus it’s great for cleaning the sink and greasy dishes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be used on a daily basis thanks to its fruity, acidic flavor that goes well with many different foods. You can even drink it alone or diluted if you like the taste. It’s also great for pickling pretty much anything.

Balsamic Vinegar

When it comes to balsamic vinegar, make sure you’re getting the real stuff as there are some cheaper copies made with red wine vinegar and some sugar. Real balsamic vinegar can be combined with ice cream, strawberries, tomatoes, and similar summertime foods, but it also makes a great salad dressing.