What is vinegar?: Page 2
Vinegar has an infinite shelf life. By it’s very character, it is a preservative and in effect preserves itself. White vinegar will remain unchanged while stored for extended times. Other types of colored vinegars may become cloudy over time, or they will even produce sediment on the bottom of the jar. This is perfectly natural and can be used without any concern.
Unless otherwise stated, I use white vinegar for most of the applications within this book; for the simple reason being, it is cheap. Hunt for a good supplier yourself. You should avoid heath food stores, as they are more expensive. You will also notice that many supermarkets are now selling their own brand of vinegar, which is great, because this also brings the price down.
I hope that you learn to love the value of vinegar as you browse the tips that have been sent to me by people from all over the world. I have started to rely on vinegar, from making my dishwasher sparkling clean, to soothing the pain of my children’s sunburn. Vinegar has a very valued place in today’s society as it has for many centuries.
Last update 14th August 2010