Is there sugar in Balsamic vinegar?

4 replies
  1. AngieChurchill
    AngieChurchill says:

    Great blog Laura!  I absolutely love balsamic vinegar in salad dressings and it’s a bit of a blow to discover how much sugar is in it (although ALL vinegars come under the “highly acidic” list on my alkaline diet, so I was having to get my head around that anyway!) – however I’ve found that a squeeze of lemon juice together with some good quality extra virgin olive oil is delicious and I would urge others to give it a try.

    • lauraj_thomas
      lauraj_thomas says:

      AngieChurchill yeah that’s what I tend to go for a lot too these days. Balsamic is nice, but every now and then rather than a daily staple, especially if people are trying to adjust their taste buds to sweet.

  2. Olivia
    Olivia says:

    Thanks so much for pointing me towards this video Laura – I swapped my balsamic today for red wine vinegar for the first time (I had red wine and sherry vinegar in the cupboard which were both 0.5g sugar/100ml), coupled with a little olive oil – it was delish and I didn’t miss the balsamic at all, a very pleasant surprise! Thanks again x

    • Laura
      Laura says:

      Hi Olivia,

      Ah glad it helped. Nice on the swap. Like you say if you barely notice it then it’s a painless small tweak. Apple cider vinegar is also really good and has a whole health of benefits too so that might be one to try in due course.

      Good luck with it all 🙂 x


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