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** Balsamic vinegar **

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Balsamic vinegar
A bottle of /Aceto Balsamico di Modena/, aged for eight years
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Modena and Reggio Emilia
Type Condiment and salad dressing
Main ingredient(s) White Trebbiano grape juice

*Balsamic vinegar* (Italian: /aceto balsamico/) is a condiment originating
from Italy.

The original traditional product (/Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale/), made
from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice and not a vinegar in
the usual sense, has been made in Modena and Reggio Emilia^[1] since the
Middle Ages: the production of the balsamic vinegar is mentioned in a
document dated 1046. During the Renaissance, it was appreciated in the
House of Este.^[2] Today, the traditional balsamic vinegar is highly valued
by chefs and gourmet food lovers.

The names "/Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena/" (Traditional Balsamic
Vinegar of Modena) and "/Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia/"
(Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia) are protected by both the
Italian /Denominazione di origine protetta/ and the European Union's
Protected Designation of Origin.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (/Aceto Balsamico di Modena/), a less expensive
imitation of the traditional product, is today widely available and much
better known, but received IGP label. This is the kind commonly used for
salad dressing together with oil.

The word /balsamico/ (from Latin /balsamum/, from Greek /balsamon/) means
"balsam-like" in the sense of "restorative" or "curative".^[3]


· 1 Classifications of balsamic vinegar

· 1.1 /Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale/
· 1.2 /Condimento/ grade balsamic vinegar
· 1.3 Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

· 2 Traditional processes
· 3 Uses
· 4 See also
· 5 References

*Classifications of balsamic vinegar[edit]*

There are three types of balsamic


how is balsamic vinegar made

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