Ever hear that vinegar kills germs? Is it true? Vinegar is a combination of water and acetic acid (CH3COOH). Vinegar is a fermentation process. Vinegar can be produced from apple cider, balsamic, beer, cane, coconut, date, corn, rice, wheat, fruit, honey, palm, and wine to name a few types. Used in culinary dishes, beverages, and medications.
A couple health benefits from research based studies state that those who ingested vinegar frequently were able to lower cholesterol and triacylglycerol, reduce blood glucose and control diabetes, and lose weight.
But can vinegar kill germs? Yes. Vinegar has been used to kill germs since Hippocrates (460-377 BC). Studies show that the antimicrobial properties of vinegar with a 5% acetic acid content shows a bactericidal effect against strands of S. aureus, L. monocytogenes, S. Enteritidis, E.coli 0157:H7, S. sonnei, and Yersinia sp.
Being quite the biodegradable and environmentally-friendly solution for the household, Vinegar at 5% had little mercy. It is 90% effective at killing mold off and can be 99.9% effective in taking out bacteria.
Need to make sure it is dead? Add a mix of half and half Dawn dish liquid detergent with the 5% vinegar. Makes one of the best homemade solutions for cleaning and killing germs. Vinegar is a very helpful cleaner when commercial chemical cleaners cannot be used.
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