Balsamic vinegar


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So the answer isn't quite as simple - all balsamic vinegar will have naturally occurring sulphites/sulfites.  Some companies also add them so those are the ones you want to look out for.  If sulphite/sulfite is in the ingredient list, it's a no.  If somewhere else on the label it says 'contains sulphites/sulfites' then these would be naturally occurring and good to go.

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They're all going to contain sulfites, it's a byproduct of the fermentation process to make the wine that the vinegar is made from. Some (usually cheaper) versions of balsamic vinegar will actually add extra sulfites, in addition to what's in it already. It's the added sulfites you can't have. 

So, when you look at the label on your bottle of vinegar, if the ingredients list actually says sulfites (or potassium metabisulfite, or sulphur dioxide, or I think there's another name or two for them), those have been added. If the label says "contains sulfites" or "contains naturally occurring sulfites" but they aren't actually in the ingredient list, then it's okay to have, that's just the ones that happen naturally as part of making the vinegar.

 

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