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FACTS ABOUT OUR BALSAMIC VINEGAR from Modena, Italy
Discover the purest and highest quality Balsamic Vinegar in the word, directly imported from Modena, Italy. Modena is the only region in the world were the original and certified Balsamic Vinegar comes from. It is situated on the Po River in the region Emilia Romagna where the temperatures, over the year could not be more extreme, ranging from hot and humid summers, to freezing cold winters. These dramatic temperature fluctuations are exactly what is needed to produce Balsamic Vinegar. Authentic and real Balsamic Vinegar ages in wooden barrels (that can easily be 200 years old) from a couple of months to up to 100 years and contains grape must and wine vinegar only. It is free from any artificial flavors or unhealthy additives.
The production of Balsamic Vinegar dates back to the beginning of 1800. What started off as a hobby 200 years ago became one of the most exquisite and exclusive foods in the world. Italian families used to store some barrels for private production in their attic, and every child that was born, got their own batteries of barrels. In Italy, Balsamic Vinegar is called the “black gold” as it is such a precious product. It is often consumed directly from a spoon and it is believed to have healing effects on the body.
Today, Balsamic Vinegar is known all over the world and the variety on the market is huge. Most store bought Balsamic Vinegars are not clean though and contain additives such as food coloring, glucose, corn starch and even caramel to give it a more intense color.
MedEATerraneo’s Balsamic Vinegars are all completely free from any kind of additives. They are pure, non-GMO, and contain grape must and wine vinegar only. All our Balsamic Vinegars are produced by small family companies which have existing for several year (up to six generations!), and all of them are dedicated with all their heart to producing the best Balsamic Vinegar in the world.