Have you heard of coconut vinegar? I hadn’t until this past year. I enjoy so many coconut products and the coconut palm tree is a pretty amazing plant in that we are able to get so much food from it. I enjoy coconut water, coconut milk, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, and now–coconut vinegar.
Coconut vinegar can be made from either the sap or water. The sap produces much richer and nutrient dense vinegar than coconut water vinegar–it also takes much longer to make. When looking for raw vinegars it is always good to look for ones that naturally form a “mother” culture, which, let’s be honest, looks like a big loogie.
While apple cider vinegar is an excellent vinegar nutritionally, coconut vinegar made from coconut sap far exceeds it in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can use it just like you would other vinegars, like in a vinaigrette or like Shanna and I did when we made Gluten Free Tabbouleh. So if you have a chance, try it out and let us know what you think.