Vinegar is an indispensable cooking condiment in Chinese life. Vinegar is indispensable for making cold dishes, hot dishes, soup dishes, pasta and so on. It can be seen that vinegar has different status.
Shanxi old vinegar
Shanxi old vinegar has a long history, has been more than 3000 years, is one of the four famous vinegar in China, known as "the first vinegar in the world". Shanxi vinegar is famous for its color, aroma, alcohol, consistency and acid. The longer the vinegar is stored, the more mellow the taste is. So in 2014, The Chinese government has cancelled the shelf life of vinegar that partially meets specific requirements. Old vinegar contains acetic acid, lactic acid, succinic acid, oxalic acid, nicotinic acid, amino acid, a variety of organic acids, protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron and other minerals, vitamin BI, vitamin B2 and other nutrients, so now medicine believes that old vinegar has a good effect on curing diseases and maintaining health: eliminating fatigue; regulating blood acid and alkali; Balance; Help digestion; Anti-aging ;Strong bactericidal ability, can kill intestinal staphylococcus, Escherichia coli, pathogenic dry bacteria, halophilic bacteria, etc; promote metabolism; expand blood vessels, conducive to reducing blood pressure, preventing cardiovascular disease; enhance renal function, have diuretic effect, and can reduce the content of urine sugar. It can transform excessive fat into energy consumption and promote the metabolism of sugar and protein.
Especially in Shanxi Province, vinegar plays an irreplaceable role in life. In local people's lives, there are two liang vinegars in their homes, so they don't need to go to pharmacies. This means that they often eat vinegar to keep their health, even if they don't use the pharmacies. In their eyes, vinegar is called "Xi", and people who make vinegar are called "XiRen", All these reflect the status of vinegar in the heart of shanxi.