Coconut has gained popularity around the world as a ‘superfood. Know What Is Coconut Vinegar – Its Benefits And How To Make At Home
COCONUT VINEGAR: WHAT IS IT?
You may not be familiar with coconut vinegar, but it is a mainstay of Southeast Asian cuisine, particularly in the Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka. The vinegar is manufactured from the fermentable sap of the coconut tree, rather than the coconut itself.
Although coconut vinegar is only recently becoming popular in the West, many of you are likely familiar with apple cider vinegar and may even use it as part of your health regimen. Both coconut vinegar and apple cider vinegar produce acidic acid, which is necessary for fatty acid metabolism and fat loss.
Acidic acid not only impacts our metabolism, but it also influences our genes. It causes the body’s genetic systems to activate, causing it to use more fatty acids. If acidic acid is consumed on a daily basis, it may alter how the body metabolises food in the long run. Furthermore, acidic acid has been demonstrated to improve the body’s ability to utilise fatty acids by increasing body warmth (thermogenesis), which increases metabolism. Finally, it assists the body in metabolising glucose rather of storing it as fat.
Because coconut is a keto-friendly ingredient, coconut vinegar may be the best option for individuals following a ketogenic diet. Coconut vinegar has a gentler, sweeter flavour than apple cider vinegar, making it more pleasant as a condiment for some. It’s also mild on the stomach and has even more vitamins and minerals than apple cider vinegar, which is already nutrient-dense.
Coconut vinegar’s advantages
We’re talking about our organic coconut vinegar, which includes our mother-of-vinegar, when we talk about the benefits of coconut vinegar. Coconut vinegars aren’t all made equal. Some are prepared with coconut water and fermenting agents to get the process started. These varieties are less nutritious due to their non-organic status.
Coconut vinegar has a long list of advantages:
- Beneficial to heart health
More research is needed, but coconut vinegar appears to provide the same heart-health benefits as apple cider vinegar in terms of decreasing cholesterol and triglycerides.
- There are plenty of probiotics and nutrients.
The health advantages of organic coconut vinegar are numerous. This includes probiotics, as well as potassium, vitamin C, manganese, and B vitamins, among other nutrients.
- It helps with digestion and immunity.
We’ve already discussed the importance of your gut microbiome and how coconut vinegar might help.
- May aid in the management of obesity and weight loss
Coconut vinegar has been demonstrated in one early trial to help reduce inflammation related by weight gain. It’s high in acetic acid, which can help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite. As a result, blood sugar levels can be better controlled, which can help with diabetes treatment. Coconut vinegar is thought to be just as helpful as apple cider vinegar in lowering blood sugar increases.
- Polyphenols protect the body from harm.
Coconut vinegar contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that assist to fight free radicals. This helps to minimise the damage they can do as well as the affects of ageing.
- Antimicrobial and antibacterial properties
Because of its antimicrobial and antibacterial qualities, coconut vinegar can help skin heal in cases of acne and sunburn.
With such a long list of advantages, we’re confident you’ll want to incorporate coconut vinegar into your daily routine.
How to Make Homemade Coconut Vinegar:
Coconut vinegar is manufactured by fermenting coconut water, which is the milky translucent liquid found inside the coconut shell. Here’s how to make coconut vinegar at home, step by step:
- Pour some coconut water into a pan and strain it.
- Bring the water to a boil and add the sugar. Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely before pouring it into a glass container. For about a week, loosely cover the container and store it in a dark spot.
- The liquid will become alcoholic as a result of this. To this solution, add some mother of vinegar. Mother of vinegar is a cellulose and acetic acid bacteria-containing material. With the help of oxygen, these bacteria can convert alcohol to acetic acid.
- Allow the mixture to sit for four to twelve weeks after adding the mother vinegar, during which time it will turn into vinegar.
Coconut vinegar has a variety of culinary applications that are similar to those of other vinegars. Because vinegar is highly acidic, it should not be consumed if you are prone to regular gastrointestinal distress or acidity. Otherwise, it may be consumed after being diluted with water. Before including this into your diet, consult your doctor.