How to Make Fruit Scrap Vinegar
Making vinegar from fruit scraps is so easy—and it basically costs you nothing. You can make a delightful fruit scrap vinegar from items you might throw out or throw into the compost pile.
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Fruit Scrap Vinegar and a No-Waste Kitchen
In my tutorial video and printable recipe, I’ll show you how to make fruit scrap vinegar step-by-step. It’s easy!
So next time you are cutting up some strawberries, save the scraps and make vinegar. You’ll have a tasty strawberry fruit scrap vinegar and a no-waste kitchen!
And a nice side benefit, the jar will look lovely sitting on your kitchen counter while it turns into vinegar!
Testing Your Homemade Vinegar
Your vinegar should have developed after 30 days. You can test your homemade vinegar by:
- Using a pH strip
How to Use a pH Strip
As I show you in my recipe video, here are the steps to use a pH strip:
- Pull out a piece of the pH strip
- Dip the pH strip in your vinegar
- See what color the strip turns into and compare it against your pH chart
If you use a pH strip, you are looking for a pH that’s lower than 4.5.
Alternatively, you can dip your stirring chopstick into your vinegar and have a few drops fall on the pH strip if you don’t want to dip the pH strip into your vinegar.
Using Your Homemade Vinegar
Your fruit scrap vinegar is amazingly multipurpose. Here are just a few ways you can use it:
- Hair rinse mixed with water
- Salad dressings
Since the pH is not standardized with homemade vinegar, you should not use your vinegar for canning or pickling.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Like strawberry fruit scrap vinegar, making Apple Cider Vinegar is a lot of fun, and it’s an essential skill for traditional foods home cooks. You can use Apple Cider Vinegar in many recipes. Discover how to make this vinegar from scratch with my three-part video series that’s perfect for beginners.
More Recipes for a No-Waste Kitchen
Once you’ve created your strawberry fruit scrap vinegar, try these other recipes for a no-waste kitchen.
And I also show you how to regrow kitchen scraps so you can create a recurring harvest.
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How to Make Fruit Scrap Vinegar Using Strawberry Tops
- 1-2 cups Strawberry tops or other fruit scraps
- 1/2 cup Cane sugar divided
- 8 cups Spring water
- Add the fruit scraps to a 1/2 gallon glass jar.
- Add 1/4 cup sugar.
- Fill a jar with spring water.
- Stir well and cover the jar with a coffee filter or clean cloth and secure with a rubber band.
- Stir the contents of the jar daily. A wooden toothpick can be useful for this purpose.
- After a few days, add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar to the jar and stir well to incorporate.
- Continue to stir the contents of the jar daily.
- After 30 days, vinegar should have developed. Test by smell, taste, or using a pH strip. If you use a pH strip, you are looking for a pH lower than 4.5.
- Once you are satisfied with the taste of the fruit scrap vinegar, strain out the fruit and decant the vinegar in a clean glass bottle with a top.
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