I was a bit surprised the other night when listening to Tony Delroy’s Midnight Challenge! The answer to a question was fermented ethanol. Yes – that is what good old vinegar is made from!


Posted by robyn_smithwick, 7th May 2015


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  • Oh my goodness, really? Wow, you learn something new every day, even us oldies!


  • This is a very interesting age old topic!


  • Haha.. Yes.. Interesting.. That’s why it’s an awesome cleaner. Don’t think it’s used for anything else in this household!


  • I know it has 0 Weight Watchers points, so always thought you could have as much as you like!


  • Some interesting answers from the Mom’s.
    Another interesting fact: A stomach contains hydrochloric acid as it is needed to break down food. Love science!


  • I think as long as you are not drinking it from the bottle it can not do to much damage. Its something that has been around for a long time.


  • There you go.. it can’t to too bad for us as it’s been used for a very long time


  • I have also heard that part of the almond plant [ tree ] is toxic too! I don’t know if it is true but who knows?


  • Maybe that’s what makes it such a good all-rounder when it comes to cleaning!


  • Interesting – but it won’t stop me from putting some in each load of towels I wash! Try it!


  • Yes it is good for cleaning and chips


  • That would be why it is a great cleaning product.


  • Just to add to the shock horror stories… Apparently apples contain arsenic (trace amounts in the seeds), saliva contains Bacteria (that is powerful enough to digest food to some extent) and your own child is absolutely full of carbon (as are the other life forms on this planet). Please note, I didn’t research this so who knows what is true or not


  • Your question got me wondering about the possible alcohol content. I found out that bread contains very minute amounts of alcohol. I suppose natural vinegar contains no more alcohol than bread would.


  • Honestly, I’m not fussed how it’s made, if I delved into the background of how all products are made, where each ingredient hails from I’d never buy a thing. I don’t use vinegar because it’s ‘green’ I use it because it works, kills bacteria and is cheap as chips to buy.


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