Balsamic vinegar is an inexpensive commercial alternative to Aceto balsamico tradizionale. Balsamic vinegars should contain the words “grape must” in the ingredients list, even if not made in the traditional style. See: Balsamico tradizionale

Health considerations

Balsamic vinegar is a concentrated source of antioxidants, with some tests showing it to have a higher antioxidant capacity compared to some red wines.

Keep in mind

Lower quality balsamic vinegars may contain added ingredients such as corn syrup, caramel color, and sulphites; individuals sensitive to these products should be aware.

May be found in

Salad dressings, marinades, sauces, balsamic glaze, sold as is


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Alternative Spellings and Names

Aceto balsamico, Balsamic vinegar of Modena

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