What is Balsamic Vinegar


Balsamic vinegar is an aromatic, thick, dark, syrup-like aged type of vinegar made from the reduction of cooked grapes, whose fermentation process has been hindered. The unique condiment originated in Italy centuries ago but has only been embraced by the American palate over the past two decades. Unlike the sharp taste of vinegar, balsamic vinegar has a distinct rich flavor often described as sweet, bold, and complex, making it ideal for salad dressings, marinades, sauces, and dips.  

Today, balsamic vinegar is one of the most popular condiments in grocery stores and specialty food retailers. The marked surge can be attributed to its remarkable taste and the health benefits associated with its natural ingredients.