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.
Sumerians, a civilization of ancient Babylonia, used vinegar to preserve and pickle food.
Vinegar production was largely a commercial industry.
Hippocrates prescribed vinegar as a remedy for a variety of ailments.
Cleopatra dissolved pearls in vinegar to prove that she could consume a fortune in a single meal.
World War I medics used vinegar to treat soldiers’ wounds
International Vinegar Museum opened in Roslyn, South Dakota
In focus groups women fondly recalled their grandmothers' cleaning tips using vinegar
Rebirth of canning and preserving; perceived health benefits of vinegar rediscovered
Making of homemade vinegar was being phased out.
Helen of Troy bathed in vinegar to relax.
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
Caesar's armies used vinegar as a beverage.
Japan's First Comprehensive Vinegar Museum Opened, Mitsukan Vinegar Museum in Handa-shi Aichi-en
China opened its own vinegar museum in Qingxu County in northern Shanxi Province
Vinegar with higher acidity specifically for cleaning introduced into mainstream market
Future Outlook: Flavored drinking vinegar, vinegar cocktails shrubs, vinegar in beauty products