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Is balsamic vinegar paleo/ good for you?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Even if it's not technically paleo, I'm wondering what place, if any, it has in a healthy diet. Personally, I love some on my avocado :)

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on August 01, 2012
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I find that balsamic triggers carb/sugar cravings, so I keep it to minimum and occasional use. Nothing goes better with fresh heirloom tomatoes and basil, though. :)

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on January 22, 2012
at 01:03 PM

And worth it - My mom knows I'm making her something good when I bring the bottle of "liquid gold" over - especially if the figs on her tree are ripe!

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on June 27, 2011
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I don't know why it's not paleo either but I eat it only salad daily as well, I'm not going to split hairs over something that minor.

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on June 27, 2011
at 11:02 AM

I have it on my salad with olive oil just about daily. Don't really think much about it. Why is it not paleo?

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on June 27, 2011
at 12:00 PM

I don't know why it's not paleo either but I eat it only salad daily as well, I'm not going to split hairs over something that minor.

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on December 07, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Be aware that some balsamic vinegar may have gluten in it. If it uses caramel coloring, it's possibly not gluten free.

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on June 27, 2011
at 02:04 PM

Per Cordain, no it is not strictly paleo. Nothing related to it being "healthy", just the impact on acid-base balance. That being said, many paleo Gurus such as Rob Wolff don't worry about it. Most folks, myself included, use vinegar on salads and in sauces.

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on June 27, 2011
at 12:12 PM

Maybe real balsamico modena is, but most industrial ones are propably not. Its crazy expencive, like fine cognac.

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on January 22, 2012
at 01:03 PM

And worth it - My mom knows I'm making her something good when I bring the bottle of "liquid gold" over - especially if the figs on her tree are ripe!

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on August 01, 2012
at 12:44 PM

I have found that the sugar in really good balsamic vinegar triggers huge food cravings. I was eating delicious salads with a balsamic & olive oil dressing alongside my meat and then wondering why I suddenly became incapable of maintaining any IF the following day. Now that I've cut it out I feel much more stable, don't need to run to the fridge every two minutes and able to IF. But then I am super-sensitive to all things non-paleo.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on August 01, 2012
at 01:43 PM

I find that balsamic triggers carb/sugar cravings, so I keep it to minimum and occasional use. Nothing goes better with fresh heirloom tomatoes and basil, though. :)

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on June 27, 2011
at 01:37 PM

As long as you are not drinking it by the gallon it is fine.

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on August 01, 2012
at 03:17 PM

Total anecdata, but I think I've identified balsamic vinegar as one of the things that can really help with constipation. I know some people recommend apple cider vinegar in water - I just put balsamic on my salad and it helps the same way.

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