Red Wine Vinegar: What It Is and Where to Use It

Red Wine Vinegar is made by fermenting red wine. It can be used for a handful of different things, from pasta salads to meat dishes, too.

Red Wine Vinegar Nutrition Facts

red wine vinegar nutrition label

As you can see, there’s pretty much nothing in this red wine vinegar as far as fats or proteins go. The Pompeian that I bought for these pictures does have about 32 servings per container, though. So that’s something.

There are a number of different potential health benefits, according to Healthline. Those include that it may reduce blood sugar levels, protect your skin, help with weight loss, contains powerful antioxidants, may boost heart health, and it’s incredibly versatile.

On That Versatility

Here are just a few of the meals that work for this vinegar and how it fits into them:

Chicken Braised with Red Wine Vinegar and Tomatoes

From the website Fine Cooking, you can use it to make a chicken and tomato dish that sounds really good.

You can also use it to make One-Pot Smoky Fish With Tomato, Olives and Couscous – a recipe from the New York Times. You’ll need some white fish for that one.

It makes a great sauce for this chicken and red wine vinegar recipe from Yummly.

Some of the Health Benefits

As I mentioned before, there are a lot of health benefits in red wine vinegar, so you can strategically use it to do things like have better skin and lose weight.

You can apply it topically so your skin’s acid level returns to normal. When it comes to weight loss, you can take a tablespoon of it at some point before bed to suppress your appetite and lose some weight.

If you decide to go down that road, though, make sure you are still eating a balanced diet rich in proteins, health fats, and yes, carbs. Just because your appetite might be suppressed doesn’t mean that you just shouldn’t eat.

Ingredients

red wine vinegar

In this particular bottle of the stuff, it just says there’s Red Wine Vinegar diluted with some water. I thought it would mention the fermentation process or something, but I guess not.

Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.