Both sweet and tart, our super tasty Raspberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar is “berry” diverse with the aroma of freshly-picked raspberries. The Raspberry Balsamic is great as a vinaigrette, outstanding as a marinade or salad dressings. Drizzled over slow-cooked meatballs, pork sliders, on wild game, incredible as a reduction. Elegant addition in cupcakes, and other popular desserts like crepes. Redefine a simple bowl of ice cream – chocolate or vanilla – with Raspberry Dark Balsamic. Imagine.
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Berries go with everything so consider some traditional fruit and herb combinations like Herb de Provence, Garlic or Blood Orange Infused Olive Oils and consider blending with other dark balsamic vinegars – natural friends like Chocolate or Coffee and unexpected blends like Black Walnut or Rosemary Fig Dark Balsamic Vinegars.
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.
Raspberries: One of the Berry “Superfoods” that includes blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. They contain alpha carotene, beta carotene and lycopene, carotenoids, which are precursors of vitamin A and the elements that give the red, orange and yellow to fruits and vegetables. They are rich in folate (vitamin B 9), ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin E, vitamin K, selenium, lutein + zeaxanthin supporting eye health, filtering out harmful blue rays. They are mineral rich containing phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, choline, calcium, magnesium and iron. Antioxidants contribute to the health of the brain and the neurological system.
Berries are super power antioxidants, rich in a range of vitamins, minerals and phenolic compounds, which help to protect against gastrointestinal, breast, and possibly even liver, prostate, pancreatic, and lung cancers. Phenolic compounds like anthocyanins and flavonoids are anti-inflammatory and protect cells from DNA damage that leads to cancer and stop the spread of malignant cells. Antioxidants are known to protect cells from high blood sugar levels, help increase insulin sensitivity, and reduce blood sugar and insulin response to high-carb meals. Antioxidants, anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol are anti-inflammatory and, in addition to protecting your cells, these plant compounds are known to reduce disease risk and regulate oxidative stress.
Berries have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory protecting against some types of bacteria that cause oral disease. Antioxidants in berries fight free radicals and alter how brain neurons communicate, potentially reducing brain inflammation, which can lead to cognitive and motor issues common with aging.
Rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, berries have a vital impact on maintaining health, for example, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for collagen formation in bone, connective tissue and blood vessels. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and bone density. Manganese is vital to healthy bone development and a robust immune system. It also helps your body metabolize carbs, amino acids, and cholesterol. Copper increases iron absorption and together with iron contributes to red blood cell formation, maintains healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function. Folate (vitamin B9) helps form DNA and RNA and is involved in protein metabolism.
Dark Balsamic Vinegar Traditional Modena dark balsamic vinegar is made from reduced grape juice and has all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in the grape, one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits. The antioxidants in this vinegar have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer 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 antidiabetic effect. Acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has strains of probiotics that promote digestion and gut health, supporting the microbiome and the overall immune system. Balsamic vinegar 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. Acetic acid also aids in belly fat loss, and the probiotic chemicals found in it help to promote a sense of fullness, which helps to reduce overeating. In addition, balsamic vinegar is fat-free and has an anti-obesity effect.