A Truly Unique Vinegar!
Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Water Vinegar is truly unique and is the first of its kind in the US market! Most vinegars are clear because they are distilled and originally made from white sugar. Our Organic Coconut Water Vinegar is not distilled, but raw. It contains the mother of vinegar.
Coconut trees in the Philippines have been on the decline for decades, and the coconut oil from coconuts is also now valued as a fuel source in bio-diesel production, resulting in less coconut oil availability as a food source each year. Vinegar made from coconut water, however, does not sacrifice coconuts or coconut oil in its production, as it is collected from mature coconuts which are used to make coconut oil, and the same trees can continue producing coconuts year after year.
Tropical Traditions is the first company to make a truly organic product from the water of organic coconuts which is raw and fermented with fair-trade organic Muscabado whole cane sugar. This is one of the most nutrient-packed and healthiest vinegars you will find anywhere in the world!
I have tried so many different items from Tropical Traditions and have come to appreciate their organic qualities and health benefits. Each time I get to try something new, I’m excited about it, especially the food items. This time I chose to review Coconut Water Vinegar. And then after I told them I’d like to review it, I asked myself “What in the world am I going to do with Coconut Water Vinegar?”
Tropical Traditions website has a great variety of recipes, and so I started looking at them and found one that I wanted to try; Gluten Free Fried Chicken Recipe. Of course after I took my chicken out of the freezer to thaw, I realized I had no lemon juice in the house, and I didn’t want to make a trip to the store for it. So I was on the hunt for other recipes to use my coconut vinegar in.
Never having used coconut water vinegar before, I opened the bottle to find out what it was like before I started cooking. It reminds me a lot of apple cider vinegar, if you recognize the smell and taste of that, it’s similar, but a bit lighter. I decided it being vinegar and all, I would just find a recipe for chicken that had vinegar in it and substitute the coconut water vinegar for regular vinegar. I found a great one on Swansonbroth.com for Asian Chicken.
From: Campbell’s KitchenMarinate: 1 hour
Prep: 5 minutes
Grill: 15 minutesServes: 4
1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
Stir the stock, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder and red pepper in a shallow nonmetallic dish or a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover the dish or seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove the chicken from the marinade.
Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Grill the chicken for 15 minutes or until it’s cooked through, turning and brushing often with the marinade.
Heat the remaining marinade in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil and serve with the chicken.
I left out the crushed red peppers from the recipe. The coconut water vinegar really blended well with the soy sauce and garlic powder. Plus it helps soften the meat. The flavor was much loved by all in our home, and I’m sure no one would protest if I put it on the menu again.
I’m pretty sure that for all of my dishes now that call for white vinegar, I’ll be replacing it with the coconut water vinegar. Now that I know it works well, I think that I’ll try it in the Chocolate Wax cake that has become a favorite of ours. It’s definitely worth keeping a bottle around.
Or for a cool and refreshing healthy beverage, mix one to two teaspoons of Organic Coconut Water Vinegar to 8 oz. of water.
Tropical Traditions is sponsoring a giveaway for one of my readers to receive a 32oz glass bottle of Coconut Water Vinegar (arv $18.50).
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