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Balsamic Vinegar Selection and Storage

Balsamic vinegar can be stored indefinitely

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Balsamic Vinegar Selection and Storage

If you want the real thing, be sure it is labeled aceto balsamico tradizionale, meaning it has been processed and aged due to traditional methods in Modena, Italy. The price will generally dictate the quality, so remember, you get what you pay for. Some cheaper brands use sulfites added as a preservative, so if you are allergic, be extra careful to read the label.

The good thing is that balsamic vinegar can be stored indefinitely. Once you open the bottle, oxygen is not a problem and will not cause deterioration. Store it in a cool, dark place away from heat. You may notice a sediment in the bottle. This is a natural by-product of the process and is not harmful.

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