Monday, February 7, 2011
Banana vinegar is something that caught my eye. I have heard and tried different fruit vinegars and even tried to make my own apple cider vinegar. That was a Mad Meat apple experience that went horribly wrong. When I saw the Banana Vinegar it was a must have item. The distributor suggests using this vinegar in cerviches and salad dressings. The vinegar is made from fermented plantano machos which are a breed of banana somewhere between a plantain and a regular banana. This small bottle was priced at 15.95 which did not include shipping.
We poured a little sample onto a spoon. It had a faint banana aroma. The vinegar was mellow, mild, and did not seize the attention of your tongue. I was surprised the vinegar was not very sweet. It definitely had a banana flavor but not like a sweet banana that you would slice onto your corn flakes. The next big question, is what I can use this on? I made a salsa and added several tablespoons. The flavor was lost with the rest of the vegetables. Next, I will try this on a salad. Anybody have suggestions for uses of Banana Vinegar?