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  1. Rob Stevens
    March 22, 2017

    I applaud the effort to create a “difference between” resource. But, the writing in this particular article (Difference Between White Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar) is remarkably poor. The diction, sentence structure and grammar are bad, which detracts from the readability of the article. As well, many items of information are imprecise or incorrect. For differencebetween.net to be a really good resource, you folks need an editor.

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    • Nicole
      May 21, 2017

      I enjoyed the content and found this article very helpful, I am interested in relevance not grammar.

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    • Doug Miegs
      June 10, 2017

      The criticism from Rob Stevens seems stuffed with a love of pompous bureaucracy. The discussion of differences between white and apple vinegars was both informative and practical for folks who merely want to chose which product will work for their particular project or health application.

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      • Victor Pabon
        June 30, 2017

        Rob Stevens is a fairly common name so I can’t say that I definitely know the poster. However, if it is the Rob Stevens that I went to school with, he is indeed pompous, so on that regard your assessment of his comments is right on the money.

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    • Doug Miegs
      June 10, 2017

      Dear Jeanne –
      You sound unsure as to the extent of your allergies. Are you also allergic to wines? Perhaps your allergy is not to vinegar per se but to some measure of pesticides or chemicals used in the growing. You might try some small tastings of vinegars made from organic veggie/fruit stock.

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    • Deb
      April 11, 2018

      I have been using apple cider vinegar as a cleaning agent it works much better on windows etc than white which I am surprised this article didn’t give any info on!

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  2. E Jeanne Rotolante
    April 10, 2017

    I am allergic to vinegar. I want to try apple vinegar. Will I likely be allergic to it?

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    • Doug Miegs
      June 10, 2017

      Dear Jeanne –
      You sound unsure as to the extent of your allergies. Are you also allergic to wines? Perhaps your allergy is not to vinegar per se but to some measure of pesticides or chemicals used in the growing. You might try small tastings of vinegars made from organic veggie/fruit stock.

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    • Sheri
      August 3, 2017

      I am also allergic to vinegar. Was wondering if the apple cider vinegar will give me a problem. I had an allergy test so I know for sure anything soak in vinegar is a no no for me

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    • Curt
      March 8, 2018

      Hi Jeanne, you and many others are allergic to vinegar, including my wife. There also seems to be a link to other fermented products like soy sauce. Did you try the Apple Cider Vinegar, if so, what was your experience?

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    • liberty
      June 22, 2019

      I am also allergic to vinegar, and I found that it is likely the bacterial fermentation process used because that process often uses the juice from bugs (hope I didn’t gross too many people out). Vinegar is used in almost all condiments, including, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, sweet and sour sauce, barbecue sauce, salad dressing, etc., and, of course, anything pickled. FYI, this means that all the products I mentioned are NOT vegan. However, the one notable exception is spaghetti sauce. Also, I am not going to try wine just to see if I am allergic to it. I read this article to see if apple cider vinegar is truly a vinegar (i.e., uses the same fermentation process), and I am disappointed.

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  3. Sessy
    July 27, 2017

    I found this article very useful and meaningful to me. Thanks so much as I was confused at some point how the two really differ. Super!

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  4. xandra manns
    August 28, 2017

    I wanted to know if it would harm my hair to use white vinegar as my rinse instead of the usual ACV. I found the article frustratingly simple and a lot of words signifying nothing. I still have no idea why white vinegar is not as good a ACV or what the effects would be different from the effects of ACV.

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    • Gert
      December 24, 2017

      There is hardly any difference between the two other than the fruit it is made of, grapes vs apples. And to my knowledge there are more (acv) health claims than that there is scientific evidence.

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    • Ellie Fournier
      May 28, 2018

      I have to agree with you. Unfortunately, there was very little take away w/ this article. Disappointing . . .

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    • Andrea
      October 27, 2018

      Hi there, my gran had always used vinegar on us. Use malt vinegar on dark hair and white vinegar on fairer hair or blonde hair but you must dilute both to 1 part vinegar to 9 parts distilled water. Then you put it on your hair and scalp as a final rinse and leave it on. It works as a detangler and puts shine on the hair and a scalp balancer especially for people with dandruff.

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    • Andrea
      October 27, 2018

      Hi there, my gran had always used vinegar on us. Use malt vinegar on dark hair and white vinegar on fairer hair or blonde hair but you must dilute both to 1 part vinegar to 9 parts distilled water. Then you put it on your hair and scalp as a final rinse and leave it on. It works as a detangler and puts shine on the hair and a scalp balancer especially for people with dandruff.

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  5. N Hart
    August 29, 2017

    Can anyone suggest a brand apple cider vinegar ? and tell me if it needs be organic also? I want it scalp dandruff and to drink to decrease yeast imbalance in my system. Thxs

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    • Bonnie bannon
      November 10, 2017

      Don’t know if u r a man or a woman. But if you r a woman
      Yeast infections can be caused from using too strong of soaps on the genital area – soaps like dove or caress made for body only, switch to gentle soaps – like liquid Petals from Walmart, Periwash pump sprays Geneva Woods, too much sugar in your diet – sugar feeds yeast, salt. I use to be a salt addict now rarely salt no yeast infections. Sitting 3 hours to commute and 8 hours accounting
      Equals yeast infections guess too moist needs 100% ventilation at night Oxygen for ventilation

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      • Bonnie bannon
        November 10, 2017

        Also cotton panties high cut leg to breath, ventilation. Silk, nylon, thong very bad for that area only to be worn short intimate amounts for show only, no panties sounds good but irritates badly especially jeans. Cotton house dresses good for ventilation probably why in the old days women did not wear pants but dresses, nylon pantyhose bad for that area also vs. better knee highs or thigh tops not pantyhose can’t breath no ventilation

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      • IC
        May 12, 2019

        Soooo, Bragg brand any good, or…?

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      • Yassus de Silva
        May 25, 2019

        On dry skin surfaces yeast has the least chance of multiplying.We all have yeasts on skin and bowel- it’s a commensal.Anti yeast medication if persisted with may clear yeasts fully but in a matter of days or weeks they recognize the skin.What is needed is to not allow multiplication above a level which results in symptoms. GOOD blood sugar control Nd keeping the skin dry will keep yeasts at bay.Note yeasts cause symptoms only in moist areas.

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    • Karol L Parker
      January 2, 2018

      Bragg brand for sure….

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    • Danielle
      March 25, 2018

      Braggs Apple cider
      Pricey but worth it.

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  6. B. Becraft
    September 13, 2017

    The article answered my question. I appreciate the explanation of the differences and could understand it quite well. I am not on here at this time for a grammar check.

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  7. James
    October 17, 2017

    Which is best to can with? Apple or white

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    • Bonnie bannon
      November 10, 2017

      Apple cider good fresh from the orchard but nasty fermented later big chunks nasty apples no preservatives
      White vinegar maybe from barley ask google

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    • Karol L Parker
      January 2, 2018

      I don’t can but I use apple cider vinegar in my refrigator pickles and it gives it a nice tang.It is also better if you are needing to avoid white vinegar due to candita overgrowth.

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    • M jordan
      February 27, 2018

      White is better as the cider vinegar leaves a cloudy residue.

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      • M jordan
        February 27, 2018

        especially in pickles but it also depends on what you are picking something’s need the white.

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      • M jordan
        February 27, 2018

        it o n depends on what you are picking something’s need the white.

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    • David Israel
      January 31, 2019

      I am a chemist that teaches food science. I had an article on canning from a midwestern University (but the article originated from the University of Georgia ) that stated Heinz distilled, white vinegar had a 5% acetic acid that was quality controlled. Apple Cider Vinegar was no so well controlled. The point was that for consistency one was better using a brand that was designed and manufactured for the purpose of canning.

      That is what I use as my grandmother agreed.

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  8. Jabari
    January 4, 2018

    Is the white vinegar safe to dilute with water to remove makeup as people would normally use the apple cider vinegar for that purpose?

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  9. agnes
    May 16, 2018

    After reading this I have better idea of the differences than I had before.
    I am interested in understanding how cider vinegar lowers blood pressure. Many sources recommend cider vinegar. No source which I know of recommends any other form of vinegar.

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  10. Jeff K
    October 7, 2018

    The active ingredient in ALL vinegars is acetic acid. White vinegar is essentially made from grains (usually malt vinegar), then distilled to remove the impurities and colors and off flavors. It also contains less acetaldehyde, which can cause cancer. So, if you want the main positive effects of vinegar with less of the potential downsides, I would choose white vinegar. It is also much cheaper. Unfortunately, so many people think that apple cider vinegar has some special ingredients that it is about all you will find in capsule form. Two other supplements to take along with any vinegar to reduce the amount of acetaldehyde exposure are molybdenum and L-cysteine. They will greatly reduce your odds of getting cancer from ingesting too much vinegar.

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  11. Goutam bhattacharya
    October 22, 2018

    My God! Nobody seems to have even a basic knowledge of chemistry! First, any vinegar is made, not by distilling, but by oxidising the ethanol. The oxidation is performed by the bacterium acetobactor aceti in air, of course. Secondly, all vinegars are judt dilute solutions of acetic acid in water. The %age may be easily adjusted with water — in any case, you don’t intend to drink it straight … or, did you? The additional molecules present in ACV are present in too small concentrations to have any effect on the human body biochemistry, unless you drink a few litres every day. Thus, if ACV performs any miraclean, white vinegar can match them. Lastly, acetic acid does not really have any miraculous health benefits. The trouble is that the marketing hype elevates ACV to a superfood and the ignorant public and media are fooled. If everybody realises that cheap white vinegar is just the same thing, the wind goes out of the sails of these marketeers (the double ‘e’ is intentional — to equate this breed to profiteers and bucaneers)

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  12. A K samanta
    May 14, 2019

    The answer received is not helpful.whether white vinegar marketted as a dilute solution of acetic acid is helpful for preserving a special kind of mango preparation,amsuta/amsi.Grammarticals are not the matter.Answer should be appropriate.

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