Vinegars have been used for thousands of years for their astringent and disinfectant properties as well as being used as a preservative and flavoring in prepared food. Pago Baldíos San Carlos Balsamic Vinegars, however, have a wealth of benefits beyond those early uses of vinegar.
In historical texts, Balsamic Vinegar was said to be a miracle cure. It was used to treat everything from a mild headache to labor pains. It’s antibacterial and antiviral properties make it ideal for disinfecting wounds and infections. A tonic mixture of balsamic can be used on nail infections and even acne!
Polyphenol is an antioxidant found in grapes and is therefore present in our Balsamic Vinegars. Antioxidants improve the immune system and they guard against harmful free radicals which can damage cells in the body. Our Balsamic Vinegars can also help protect against heart disease and cancer thanks to these antioxidants. Another element found in our Balsamic Vinegars is bioflovanoids, called quercetin, which also have antioxidant properties and help fight immunity deficiencies.
Digestion and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Pago Baldíos San Carlos Balsamic Vinegars can suppress appetite and also increase the amount of time it takes for the stomach to empty. This helps prevent overeating and ensures the body will digest food properly. Pago Baldíos San Carlos Balsamic Vinegars are a rich source of potassium, manganese, calcium and iron. These minerals are vital for the body’s functioning and contribute to the maintaining of a healthy body weight. The acetic acid present in our Balsamic Vinegars help to absorb these and other minerals into the body and can improve calcium intake to help strengthen bone. Pago Baldíos San Carlos Balsamic Vinegars are low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium, making them a healthy alternative for dressings and marinades. Compared to a mayonnaise based dressing, Pago Baldíos San Carlos Balsamic Vinegars can have a fifth of the calories for the same size serving. Some studies have shown that Balsamic Vinegar can reduce appetite and prevent frequent hunger pangs.
Pago Baldíos San Carlos Balsamic Vinegars improve insulin sensitivity which promotes blood sugar regulation. This can often reduce unpleasant side effects associated with diabetes. The polyphenols in our Balsamic Vinegars also boost the effect of pepsin which is an enzyme that breaks protein into smaller amino acids. This means that the amino acids are more easily absorbed into the body improving metabolism.
Pepsin and acetic acid both help improve absorption of crucial minerals into the body such as calcium and magnesium. Both of these minerals are abundant in our Balsamic Vinegars and are vital for healthy and strong bones.
Our Balsamic Vinegars are aged up to 15 years and with only one ingredient: Pedro Ximénez Grapes, which can only be found in Spain.