YOUR RESOURCE FOR ALL THINGS VINEGAR

YOUR RESOURCE FOR ALL THINGS VINEGAR

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For thousands of years, different cultures across the world have used vinegar as a cooking ingredient, a curative, a cleaner and much more. From ancient Rome, to early China and the Middle East, vinegar was valued for its medicinal and cleaning qualities much as it is today.

5000 BC

Sumerians, a
civilization of ancient Babylonia, used vinegar to preserve and pickle food.

2000 BC

Vinegar production was largely a commercial industry.

400 BC

Hippocrates prescribed vinegar as a remedy for a variety of ailments.

69-30 BC

Cleopatra dissolved pearls in vinegar to prove that she could consume a fortune in a single meal.

1914-1918

World War I medics used vinegar to treat soldiers’ wounds

1986

International Vinegar Museum opened in Roslyn, South Dakota

2013

In focus groups women fondly recalled their grandmothers' cleaning tips using vinegar

2014

Rebirth of canning and preserving; perceived health benefits of vinegar rediscovered

3000 BC

Making of homemade vinegar was being phased out.

1260 – 1240 BC

Helen of Troy bathed in vinegar to relax.

247 – 181 BC

Hannibal, a military commander, drenched huge boulders in hot vinegar which cracked them into small pieces, enabling his army to continue its journey across the Alps

58 – 51 BC

Caesar's armies used vinegar as a beverage.

1986

Japan's First Comprehensive Vinegar Museum Opened, Mitsukan Vinegar Museum in Handa-shi Aichi-en

2001

China opened its own vinegar museum in Qingxu County in northern Shanxi Province

2013

Vinegar with higher acidity specifically for cleaning introduced into mainstream market

FUTURE

Future Outlook: Flavored drinking vinegar, vinegar cocktails shrubs, vinegar in beauty products

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