Coconut Vinegar: Benefits, Uses And Step-By-Step Guide To Make It At Home

Highlights
  • Coconut vinegar is yet to enjoy its place in the spotlight
  • Coconut vinegar is used in traditional Goan delicacies
  • Coconut vinegar can be easily prepared at home

Coconut has gained popularity around the world as a ‘superfood.’ The oil from coconut has been particularly hailed for its treasure trove of healthy fats. Southeast Asians have been enamoured with coconut and all coconut products for a long time now. Now, that the western world is also catching up with the fibrous fruit’s wonders, coconut and coconut products are much in demand. Even as coconut oil has become a popular healthy cooking oil choice for health freaks, coconut milk is also being used as a non-dairy milk alternative in a number of dishes. However, there’s one coconut product that is yet to gain its rightful place in the spotlight – coconut vinegar.

Coconut vinegar is used in a number of dishes of Goan cuisine as a souring agent and a flavour -enhancer. It’s also used in preparing the desi Goan alcoholic drink – coconut feni. It is milder in taste than the more popular apple cider vinegar and has a cloudy, white appearance. Coconut vinegar is used for preparing traditional Goan delicacies like vindaloo and sorpotel. It can also be prepared at home and can be used in a number of ways. But before we go into the process of preparing the vinegar, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of coconut vinegar.