Health Benefits of Dates Vinegar

Take 1-2 tablespoon of dates vinegar and mix with a glass of water. Drink first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Take 1-2 tablespoon of dates vinegar and mix with a glass of water. Drink first thing in the morning and last thing at night. | Source

Vinegar is probably one of the most versatile items that any household should have. You can use it in your food, use it for its medicinal benefits, as a preserving agent, and with its dissolving power, you can even use it as a cleaning agent.

Vinegar has been used in a variety of ways, but the most common use is in our food.

Examples of the most common and popular vinegars are balsamic, apple, malt, white distilled rice, rice wine and specialty vinegar.

Dates waiting to be harvested
Dates waiting to be harvested | Source

Specialty vinegar

Specialty vinegar may be new to certain markets, but has been used for years in its home market. Examples of specialty vinegar are pomegranate & dates vinegar, which are very popular in the Middle East. Other examples are the coconut & cane vinegars, which are common in Indonesia, Philippines and India.

Unlike pomegranate vinegar, dates vinegar is not so popular outside its home market. For that reason, if you search dates vinegar in Amazon.com or in eBay, your search will not return any results.

There are many health benefits of eating dates and there are several articles written on this subject, but not many are written on the health benefits of dates vinegar.

Health Benefits of Dates Vinegar

Dates vinegar has been used for years as both food and medicine in the Middle East and amongst the health benefits of dates vinegar are:

  • Weight Loss: Drinking dates vinegar will help suppress your appetite and reduce hunger.
  • Prevent cancer: As with eating apricot seeds, regular intake of dates vinegar will help prevent abdominal cancer.
  • Weak heart: Dates vinegar drink is an excellent remedy for weak heart.
  • Eases child birth: If you drink dates vinegar on a regular basis, it can ease the pain of childbirth. They are known to contain hormones, which strengthen the uterus, help produce milk for nursing mothers and also prevent blood loss after childbirth. It also help built strength during convalescing.
  • Menstrual disorder: Help with menstrual disorders
  • Strengthen immunity system: The regular cleansing of the system will remove toxins from the body. This will help strengthen the immunity system. It will also help in the gastric inflammation and relief constipation.
  • Being high in iron & potassium, it is good for Anemia
  • Fatigue: High in energy and is therefore good for fatigue.
  • Cough: Help to relief sore throat, persistent cough and removing phlegm.
  • Relieves headaches due to heat
  • Heals burns & skin inflammations when applied

Buying Dates Vinegar

As mentioned earlier, dates vinegar is not so popular outside the Middle East market and hence not so easily available in your local supermarket. It is not even available on Amazon.com or eBay.

Your best bet is to find it at the nearest Middle Eastern grocery store near you.

Using Dates Vinegar

Dates vinegar has a rich fruity flavor and is dark brown in color . It is not as sweet as a good balsamic. It actually tastes more like a mix of malt vinegar and balsamic. To enjoy the many health benefits of dates vinegar, you can use it as:

  • A Drink: Take 1-2 tablespoon of dates vinegar, preferably mix with a glass of water, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. You may add honey to sweeten the taste.
  • As Salad Dressing: Use it as you would with balsamic vinegar.
  • In your cooking: Replace other vinegar that you would normally use in your cooking, with dates vinegar.
  • In your pickle: Likewise, replace your normal vinegar for your pickle, with dates vinegar.
  • As a dip: Mix dates vinegar to olive oil for your dip.

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Recipe for Dates Vinegar Salad Dressing with Blue Cheese

Ingedients
Amount
Dates Vinegar
2 tablespoon
Mayonnaise
1/2 cup
Yogurt (plain, low fat)
1/2 cup
Sour Cream
1/2 cup
Garlic clove , minced
1
Creamy Blue Cheese
8 oz
Ground Black Pepper
a pinch

Preparation:

Mix sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise, dates vinegar and garlic, and whisk until smooth. Then add the crumbled blue cheese. Season it with the ground black pepper.

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Recipe for Dates Vinegar Salad Dressing with Poppy Seed

Ingredients
Amount
Mayonnaise
3/4 cup
Honey
1/4 cup
Dates Vinegar
2 tablespoon
Poppy Seed
2 teaspoon

Preparations:

Whisk together all the ingredients in a medium bowl.

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Disclaimer

The health benefits of Dates Vinegar may not be fully documented and the information provided, should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment. Please consult your health care provider if you have any history of medical problem or before taking any alternative remedy.

© 2011 Mazlan

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Comments 25 comments

Azura 11 months ago

Just bought yusuf taiyoob date vinegar for hubby.seemed this type of vinegar has lot of health benefit.


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greatstuff 22 months ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Mohd Nor. Warm water is better, as your body need to 'heat up' the cold water before you can enjoy its benefits.

Yes, you can mix lemon juice to your dates vinegar. It is a terrific concoction for your first-thing -in-the-morning drink.


Mohd Nor 22 months ago

Questions

1-mix it with cold or warm water -which has more advantages ?

2- I like lemon -cld I mix it with dates vinegar to make more potent so called ? Hehe


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greatstuff 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Lorberth. Most of the articles that cite the benefits of dates vinegar are in the religious papers and in the traditional Islamic medicine. The research are also in the Middle Eastern countries, but unfortunately I too have difficulty in finding these links.

There are some articles that had brief mentions and you can find them at

Zahdi Date Vinegar: Production and Characterization published in American Journal of Food Technology at //scialert(dot)net/abstract/?doi=ajft.2014.231.245

Or at Biochemical and Nutritional Characterizations of Date Palm Fruits at academia.edu

www(dot)academia.edu/323840/Biochemical_and_Nutritional_Characterizations_of_Date_Palm_Fruits_Phoenix_dactylifera_L._

Or the research article on Iraqi dates published in ACS Publications at

//pubs.acs.org/action/showMultipleAbstracts

These may not have solved the problems, but I hope it is a start. Let me know if you have more info. Thanks for the visit.


Lorberth 2 years ago

Dear Greatstuff, I am also a date vinegar enthusiast - but I'm still looking for some scientific papers or evidence which could undermine our claims. I can not find anything, not even an analysis of date vinegar. Do you have any links or hints for me?

Best regards,

Adrian


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greatstuff 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Thaifoddin, thanks for sharing your experience and advice in the use of dates vinegar. I prefer to mix 2 tbsp. dates vinegar in a glass of water and then rinse with another half glass of plain water.


Thaifoddin Othman 2 years ago

I used to take apple cider vinegar before this. After trying out the dates vinegar which I bought in Kuala Lumpur, I tend to like it very much. It helps me a great deal in enhancing my immunity system and I don't fall sick easily. Even during flu season, which we have frequently in Singapore(due to weather), I can still carry on with my routine without the slightest effect. My advice to all, always be consistent in consuming this concoction if you want to reap the benefits. Try to mix with a tablespoon of honey to suit your taste.


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greatstuff 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi mehr, thanks for dropping by. If you see my comment below to another reader ehsan, I gave the link to my other article that you can follow for dates vinegar recipe. Good luck!

@Supreme Vinegar, thanks for sharing


mehr 2 years ago

how i can made it at home


Supreme Vinegar 3 years ago

Great discussion. Date vinegar can now be bought in the US online! See http://www.datevinegar.com. Available on Amazon as well.


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greatstuff 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Deena, my friends used processed dates imported from Iran for their homemade dates vinegar. Yusof Taiyoob is a good brand and they have several varieties. Use the mid-priced range variety. If you have dates plants in your country and have access to fresh dates, you can use them, but make sure it is fully ripe. Hopes this help and thanks for dropping by.


deena 3 years ago

Hi, just wanna ask for homemade dates cider, which dates should we use? raw dates from the tree or processed dates like Yusof Taiyoob??

thanks


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greatstuff 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

@juan20020 I hope it will work out well for you. Date vinegar will at least reduce the acidity level in your body and make it more alkaline, hence a healthier body. Thanks for dropping by.


juan20020 3 years ago

i luv this article on health benefits of organic ate vinegar. just bought the date vinegar today for weigh loss. look forward to trying it out tonite :)


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi ehsan, thanks for dropping by. If you go to my other hub on Pomegranate Vinegar at https://caloriebee.com/nutrition/Health-Benefits-o... you will find the steps on how to make pomegranate vinegar. Just replace pomegranate with dates, the steps are similar. Good luck and let us know of your progress and success.


ehsan 4 years ago

im very interested in making date vinegar myself but i don't know how to do it...please advise...thanks


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

I am glad you have seen and gain some benefits of taking dates vinegar. Drinking dates Vinegar first thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth, is indeed, the best way. In fact, according to our country 'old wives tale', drinking water before gargling your mouth, hence drinking the water together with the saliva (overnite saliva?..is there a special term/word for this?) helps make you look younger!


Mariam 4 years ago

Hi..I took 2 tablespoon date vinegar with a glass of cold water before brushing my teeth(better), before it was so sour but now I need it very much. My body fell good and i able to work easily(lighter). i got rashes at my foot and it is gone and also my pain at foot less as i step up from my bed..i will never stop taking date vinegar


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Razlan, Vinegar unfortunately are sour, whether it's a dates vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic etc. You will get used to the taste after a few days of drinking. Take 1 tablespoon of the dates vibegar and mix eith 1 glass of water. Drink it first thing in the morning. If you like, you can have your second dosage before dinner


Razlan 4 years ago

I just heart about dates vineger, and I would lie to try it for weight lost,...its so sour...


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi mljdgulley354..I am not surprised that you have not heard of dates vinegar. As I had mentioned in my hub, it is very commonly use in its home market i.e. The Middle East, as well in Turkey, Northern African counties. It is not even available on eBay and Amazon.com


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

I just wrote a hub on vinegar uses. I have never heard of dates vinegar either


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

The recipes shared is very thoughtful


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

The recipes shared is very thoughtful


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Very interesting and useful - I had never heard of dates vinegar before!

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