Honey Ginger White Balsamic
Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar is an ancient pairing that is as close to natural perfection as bees meeting flowers. Honey sweet and mellow offers up the floral sweetness to complement the pungent, spicy and sweet notes of fresh ginger. Our Honey Ginger White Balsamic will enhance a diverse array of dishes from Thai and Asian cuisine to your basic family favorites for a sweet and piquant lift. Great on salads, fruits, vegetables, sauces, scallops, shrimp, pork and amazing on grilled chicken or white fish. Can you imagine a rich reduction of Honey Ginger White Balsamic over vanilla ice cream?
Let’s get out of the culinary mode for a minute and into an ancient folk remedy. Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar during cold season for an amazing healing addition to hot lemon – or even a sweet vinegary gargle to soothe away a sore throat.
Let your inner chef out to play!
Trace elements are the tiny cogs in the working wheels of an efficient immune system. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions, while minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes. Small but mighty, these trace vitamins, minerals and polyphenols are only needed in minute amounts to support health and growth, but are often missing from our meals. Getting them from multiple sources ensures that your daily meals are truly health supporting.
Honey is the high energy concentrated nutrition to sustain bees through winter months. It is rich in vitamins, riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), phosphorus, potassium and zinc along with amino acids and digestive enzymes. It is antioxidant, which helps protect the body from cell damage due to free radicals. Honey also has antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-bacterial properties which are immune system boosting and anticancer. Honey is also a source of prebiotics that a support a healthy microbiome balance.
Ginger is considered one of the healthiest and most delicious spices in the world. Belonging to the Zingiberaceae family, it is closely related to turmeric, cardamon, and galangal (a root plant used in Asian and Thai cuisine). It is the gnarled root or rhizome part of the plant that is commonly used as a spice. Gingerol is a natural component of ginger with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Gingers speeds digestion and emptying the stomach, which can aid indigestion and related stomach discomfort and reduce nausea due to morning sickness or chemotherapy.. Ginger can be effective in reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis. It is antidiabetic and has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and heart disease risk factors with Type 2 diabetes. Ginger is often taken for pain relief in place of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NASID). Some studies show that ginger may reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels. Ginger has been studied for its anticancer properties. Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age related brain damage.
White Balsamic Vinegar: Traditionally aged balsamic vinegars have many health benefits. Acetic acid is its main constituent. It is antimicrobial and antioxidant and is known to regulate blood sugar with its antiglycemic or anti-diabetic effect. Acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has strains of probiotics that promote digestion and gut health, supporting the microbiome balance and the overall immune system. It can lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Inhalation of steamed vapor can clear congestion. Polyphenols from the grapes may promote blood circulation. Some use balsamic vinegar to treat acid reflux and heartburn.
A daily dose of 10-15 ml or 2 – 3 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar acts as an appetite suppressant and has a multitude of health benefits. Check it out!
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