10,000 years ago, people discovered a product that would change their lives. Wine was already discovered, and after being allowed to oxidize, vinegar was born.
The magic ingredient of vinegar is the acetic acid. Vinegar is produced commercially for about 2,500 years ago, one of the oldest products used by humans. There are several kinds of vinegar, but the white is by far the most versatile and useful of all.
In the kitchen
Besides salads, vinegar can be used when we boil eggs, especially if any are cracked, to keep the whites inside the egg’s shell.
If your vegetables do not look so good, immerse them in cold water with vinegar to refresh them.
When cooking cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower), add a little vinegar in the water for a better taste. You can do the same if you cook beans.
Vinegar can help us in a variety of activities, since the acid acts as a disinfectant and neutralizes odors.
If you want to clean the garbage bucket, mix baking soda and vinegar in equal parts and rinse with warm water.
A bowl of water and vinegar, cooked in the microwave, will help clean up deposits inside the oven easier and you will get rid of the food smell too.
If, for some reason, you have flies in the house, get rid of them by placing a small bowl with vinegar and crushed fruit, than place a plastic sheet with holes over it. Insects are attracted inside, but they will not succeed escaping outside.
If your glasses are not squeaky clean and you can not clean them easily, wrap them in paper towels soaked in vinegar, let them wrapped a few minutes and then you will be able to clean them without any effort.
If your child had an “accident” on the mattress, clean it with a solution of vinegar and water. Spray on some baking soda on the stain and brush or vacuum the residues, once the area has dried.
Spraying some vinegar over stains on clothes, before washing them, will be very helpful. Vinegar will clean mustard, tomato sauce and ketchup on various materials.
Vinegar helps you to easily remove chewing gum from the car’s upholstery.